I always enjoy the week of parent conferences. It's great to touch bases with the parents. As a multiage, we get to see the same parents for two years. I love to report the progress that we have witnessed from the beginning of fourth grade to the end of fifth grade. They really do come out as different students. Part of our conference is student-led. Students pick their best work from the trimester to include in a portfolio which is then shared with the parents. The spring conference also gives me a chance to give a detailed description of the upcoming trip to Neah Bay.