Do they do Student-led conferences in Singapore? I can't remember, I only know there are parent-teacher conferences. Both in Moscow and here, there is a parent-teacher conference at the start of the year and a student-led conference (SLC) towards the end.
Sean blogs about his SLC here. I thought I should also upload his post here since that blog is managed by the school so I'm not sure if the blog would be deleted when the child leaves the school.
This is what he wrote.
Yesterday, I shared my learning in student-led conferences with my mother and my brother. My brother is in Middle School and his student-led conference was in the morning while mine was right after lunch. Since he had nothing to do, he decided to join in my conference. I was very happy that they came. I was not happy that my father had a meeting at work and could not come. He promised to come to my choir concert later in April.
My mum took videos so that my father could see. These are some of the more interesting things I shared during the conference.
In this video, I talked about my crayfish project. I first greeted my mummy and korkor (that's big brother in Chinese).
I continue talking about crayfish and also showed them a poem I wrote, Caldera.
Observation in Science! That's a crayfish (they can be brown, red and white but ours are blue) and some snails. The snail in the tank looks rotten and dead, or so I thought. It later climbed to the top of the tank. I like my Science learning a lot.
I shared the second half of my favourite poem from It's Raining Pigs and Noodles. The poem is called The Outer Space Miracle Mall and it's about a woman who goes to the mall at the edge of the galaxy to buy useless stuff. I told my mum the woman is like her.
Math reflection. This is from my portfolio. I enjoy Math unlike most children.
The snail that I thought was dead climbed up the tank. Ms. Chesebro told us that once the snail climbed up the tank and went to the other tank which had the other snails in it.
I showed my mother and brother the big crayfish tanks. This is a molting crayfish! Molting means the crayfish got too big for its old exoskeleton and grew a new one. The note says that the molting crayfish must stay alone. This is because when it's new, the exoskeleton is very soft because it hasn't hardened yet. Before, we had a molting crayfish eaten by another crayfish when we did not keep it on its own.
I hope you enjoyed my student-led conference as much as I enjoyed leading it.