eek! this will be the first time the parents will be meeting me since i am doing a second half of the year maternity leave. i did conferences in the elementary school and they went great, mostly because i wrote note cards on each child. well, i can't really do that in middle school because i have over 80 kids! how can i prepare for these conferences? they aren't scheduled...parents just come in between certain times and either wait or come right to me and talk. they are technically supposed to be 15 minutes. i am also very scared that parents are going to complain that i give too much work. one parent called and complained already (i've heard she's nuts, though). i just hope that's not how they all are! i feel like i should prepare, but then i also feel like there isn't much i can do TO prepare. thoughts?