Keep yourself on track during conferences and provide documentation to the family so they can work with their child on outstanding items and have record of their child's current progress. Each item listed is the current benchmark for students at the end of the first or second trimesters.
This is a great way to prepare for conferences and I also use it to write my report cards without having to re-access student files. On each form, I highlight what the student has not yet met so families know what to work on with their child and are not surprised to see on the report card that it's an area not yet mastered.
Find out more about how I use this page and how you can use it too, via my post about it here
UPDATE: If you enjoy using this form, please share with your first grade colleagues! First grade 1st trimester has now been added here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/1st-Grade-P-T-Conference-form-first-trim-aligned-with-CCSS-957232