Make sure you have something besides report cards when you go to the conference. Parents can read that at home. Bring: *Work samples (from all subject areas) *Assessment info. *Brief snapshot of what the child/class is learning academically and where you are headed next *Behavior (both social and academic, both pos. and neg.-if any) *Anecdotal stories or something that you noticed that child enjoys, is motivated by or interested in. (Parents are looking to see that you know THEIR child and take an interest in THEIR child as an individual) In other words, back up the report card with evidence, talk about their child as an individual and share a little bit about your teaching.