THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Tyler's Teacher Conference...

Well, tonight was Tyler's Parent Teacher Conference. Usually I get a little knot in my stomach. You see, Tyler is my son who normally 'talks too much', 'doesn't focus', and 'doesn't complete his work with enough attention to detail'. So, when I go to his conferences, it's always with a little bit of apprehension. His grades are always good, but his behavior usually needs a little tweeking.

Until tonight....his teacher said he wasn't talking too much, he was doing a great job of paying attention in class and participating, he was responsible with his homework assignments, he was doing great in the 6th grade reading contest and a joy to have in her class.

I almost cried right there sitting in my short plastic chair. I still am beside myself. I hugged Tyler at least 4 times before we got out of the school, I kissed him at least twice and I don't know how many times we all told him how great a job he is doing. Parent teacher conferences include the child at his school. I just couldn't be prouder of him!


25 comments:

Ladyblog said...

I think my son must be realted, but this is not his year! :-)
Any advice?
~Rebecca

Two Kayaks said...

Great news! As a teacher, I often focus on how nervous I am to sit in front of parents and rarely consider that the parents may be nervous as well.
Keep up the great work, Tyler!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

YEAH!!!!
Great Job Tyler...
Thank you for the book... it is adorable..
Kim

Tracey & Mike said...

Yay for Tyler! Great job! You must be a proud momma!

Dolores and Shawn said...

Way to go Tyler!

Juliette said...

You should definitely be a proud Mom, this is great! Good job Tyler.
Great new look again!

Elisa, Jarrod, Thomas & Zoe said...

Wonderful news...great work Tyler!

Rachael said...

Way to go, T!
We had parent-teacher conferences today too.

LaLa said...

Way to go Tyler!!!

~Amy~ said...

Goooo Tyler! He sounds like my clone...my conferences were always similar! ;)

mommy24treasures said...

that is wonderful!

Mr.Brian said...

Way to go Tyler.
I only wish I had tryed harder when I was in school.
I still regret it to this day.
(Guess it didn't help that I hated school.
Keep up the good work young man.

kerri said...

Great job Tyler, keep up the good work. :O)

Christy said...

Oh good for Tyler!! That is so awesome!! I have one of those also and I always get a pit in my stomach during conference time. He is a smart kid but his academics suffer because of his lack of focus and "chattiness". I have not had conferences yet so I will pray for a result like yours. He is a good kid and I hate being mad at him for not doing well because I was EXACTLY like him in school, but I want him to do well so badly that if frustrates me when I see the poor grades. Oh well, what can you expect from a 2nd grader :)

Good for Tyler!!!

Christy :)

Leigh Ann said...

Great news...I am scheduled for three next week, wish me well. I love your blog (I sometimes steal pics)!
Leigh Ann

jennifer said...

Yea Tyler!! Good news from school is always a blessing. Way to go!!

Liz & Ava said...

Way to go Tyler!!

averysmama said...

That's great! I'm expecting to hear some of those same things at A's first P/T conference (the talking to much etc...)

Cyndi said...

Way to go Tyler!!!!!! I know that feeling that I think every parent gets when its time for conference.

Mommy Spice said...

Way to go Tyler!! As a teacher, I always kinda dread the conferences where we have to mention those little things, but love the ones that are so positive.

Laura Nipper said...

Thats wonderful. I always love to hear things that are good during a conference. Keep up the good work Tyler.

Anonymous said...

great job tyler... we all come into our own at different times. some of us just need to mature a little. you are off to a great time tyler...keep up the good work!!! linda

Heather said...

Proud of Tyler for you - wow, don't you love that feeling when they tell you how great your child is doing? What a blessing - good job Tyler, keep up the great work!

Heather

Kimber said...

YEAH! I ahve Tyler too and I just had a GREAT conference too. I was on cloud nine. i know wxactly waht you are feeling:)

Kim

sea star said...

I needed to read that post! My Cole sounds so much like Tyler, I hope that Cole gets a report one day soon like that!

Way to go Tyler!