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Isn't parent's evening fun; I always wonder where DD keeps her 'twin'

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KatyMac Tue 14-Jun-11 17:58:04

Because school obviously know different child to me!

She is quiet, polite and a joy to have in class (if it wasn't for her hair I'd wonder if they had the right child wink)

inthesticks Tue 14-Jun-11 20:08:31

Ah but isn't it better that the nice twin goes to school and the nasty one stays at home?
Some parents have it the other way round and they tend not to believe the teacher who tells them their little darling is a monster.

KatyMac Tue 14-Jun-11 20:34:13

I guess

I'd just like to see her occasionally

HSMM Wed 15-Jun-11 09:03:37

Going to my DD's first parents evening at Secondary School tomorrow. My DD definitely went to Primary, so I'll see if she is still there at Secondary smile

rainbowinthesky Thu 16-Jun-11 07:14:20

From the other side as a teacher, I remember talking to a parent once about her straight "A" student and telling her how fantastic her dd was, how hard she worked, how much she contributed to the lesson etc and her mother wouldn't have it and wouldnt believe me.

KatyMac Thu 16-Jun-11 07:40:33

I do believe them

I 'know' she is kind, considerate, generous, empathic
I 'know' she could try harder and contribute more in class

But I also feel that how every hard she tries she is probably a strong steady B rather than A*

But who knows GCSEs may have changed from O levels beyond all recognition hmm

HSMM Fri 17-Jun-11 08:12:36

Went to parents evening yesterday. My DD is
- confident/shy
- a pleasure to teach/disruptive
- a clear achiever/struggling
- always does extra homework/does the bare minimum
I think we got a clear picture of her favourite subjects grin.
(Oh ... and she has a detention today!)

trixie123 Sat 18-Jun-11 18:33:52

Are you sure they know who she is? I am a secondary school teacher and can teach up to 90 kids in the same year group because I only see them once a week. Not surprisingly I often have to "hedge" a bit on parents evening, especially if its early in the year!

cat64 Sat 18-Jun-11 18:49:13

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KatyMac Sat 18-Jun-11 19:13:25

Trixie - it is June.........I do hope they know who she is

But DD is 'distinctive' so I am fairly sure they know who she is

Quite apart from her issues last year

bruffin Sat 18-Jun-11 20:24:58

We had DS's yr 10 parents evening the other night. Funny how he seemed to forget certain teachers, and it was only when one of his friends mentioned the teacher we suddenly remembered that we hadn't seen him grin It turned out there was some course work that was running latehmm

Ds was also trying to avoid his form teacher. She was trying to tell him off for moving desks from the normal seating arrangement ,as he was chatting too much. Unfortunately he started to grin at her (just as he does to me) she started laughing, then dh and I started laughing (we both felt really dreadful as it seemed like we were undermining her) and he got away with it.

It wasn't all bad - His maths teacher says he is a breath of fresh air who puts a smile on her face and is doing brilliantly and wants him for A level mathsgrin

trixie I did notice that the some of the teachers had sheets of photographs of all the pupils on their desk.

katy how is your dd - is she better now?

KatyMac Sat 18-Jun-11 20:55:49

She is fine bruffin, but she is going to be 'known' I think

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