My mother turned gray around 45 years old! Once she decided to stop coloring her hair…it became a beautiful silvery color! Even though it was gray, it did not make her look older. I started noticing gray in my 40’s also. I have to color my hair every 6 weeks or my roots become very visible. I should have colored my hair last weekend, just before conferences but life has been so busy getting ready for student-led-conferences. I had two other staff members tell me today that they thought conferences were for the teacher and parent only. They said it is a time to talk about the student without them being there. All my parents know how to contact me if they thought there was a problem. I believe spring conferences should be about the student sharing work they have collected to show growth throughout the year. The students and I always talk about their strengths and weaknesses in class so when they share they know what to talk about. I am about 3/4 of the way done with the conferences and feel they have been going very well. I have enjoyed watching the student do most of the talking! I didn’t get home until 7:30 p.m. tonight because I had to stop and pick up some coloring. I rarely have the time or money to have someone else do my hair. I finally finished coloring my hair by 9:20 p.m then ate dinner. Here I am at 10:39 p.m. trying to finish up this slice! I am so exhausted. One more day of conferences and then I will be all done. I am looking forward to sending home a survey about what my parents thought about student-led-conferences. I will have my students give me their thoughts about having to do the talking and sharing. I am now ready to head to bed. I am glad I had the time to color my hair! I feel better about they way my hair looks! Do you have to color your hair? If so, how often?