When last we spoke, I was in the throes of The Question of whether or not to move HRH's class based on word on the Mommy Telegraph that his assigned teacher was "not a good teacher". What I learned was that she quite simply "wasn't there". As in, too many subs, kids from her class entering the third grade a little behind, projects that other second grade classes completed never gotten to. Due to the teacher's absence.
After much deliberation and discussion, I spoke with the principal. I gave him our Kindergarten sob story. I told him of HRH's in-the-box mentality, his need for continuity, how he thrives on routine. And the principal moved him to another class.
So when our turn came to speak with Mrs. C., we spent a moment discussing his penmanship (which could be better) and his need to "hold that thought" (rather than having to express every thought he is feeling in real time). It was a two-minute conversation designed to let her know we were interested, involved, and aware.
But we didn't want to take time away from parents who might really need to talk.