This month all the kids had P/T conferences. This means having lots of days off school, visiting with teachers, and eating out. The reason we started taking the kids out to lunch is because we don't pay kids for their grades like some people do. But we do want to reward their efforts. School is so much more intense these days. So we decided that we could take the kids out to lunch as a way to show that we appreciate the hard work they do.
This time the girls (Elyse and Julia) picked going to Arby's and Ari chose IHOP. We took all the little kids with us this time so that we could spend some time with everyone. We have been more busy lately, and decided this would be a great way to see everyone.
I do like P/T conf for the meeting with the teachers. We have some great teachers and great kids. It is good to hear how well they are doing, and for THEM to hear how well they are doing. (Julia was probably the most surprised.) It keeps them motivated to keep working hard and doing their best. It's also good to see what the teachers expect from them and things that we can do as parents to help them succeed.