Next year our class sizes are going to go up significantly. I'll probably do a "first pass" on my essays and separate them into three groups: needs challenge, needs practice, and needs help. Students whose work regularly ends up in the 'needs help' group are the ones I'll pull for conferences.
This is always the time of year that I start reviewing what I've done and thinking ahead to how I want to do it next year. I've noticed that I'm not doing as well with contacting parents, and especially as we head into the home stretch, I need to make that a priority.