Report card/parent teacher conferences were this past Wednesday. Both of my oldest girls made the Honor Roll, Smiley did much better than I expected given his own assessments of his performance to date (confidence boy, confidence!), and Ginger . . . well, she hasn’t been expelled. Yet.
YaYa: A’s in: Gym, Science, and Technology (Computers). A-‘s in: Music, Art, Reading (huh? The kid reads nonstop), and Social Studies. B’s in: Religion and Language Arts. B- in Spanish and a lone C in Math, which her teacher chalks up to her lack of confidence rather than a lack of understanding or skill. Health is not listed as a subject.
LuLu: A+ in Health. A’s in: Gym, Art, Spanish, Social Studies. A- in Religion, Technology (Computers) and Music. B+ in Language Arts. B in Reading. C+ in Math and a C in Science; neither of the last two are acceptable.
We have submitted paperwork at the local community center requesting a math tutor for both girls, mainly just to boost their confidence in the subject.
Smiley: No letter grades in 2nd grade just N (needs improvement) P (progressing) and S (Secure).
P’s in Health, Reading, Religion, Music, Social Studies. S’s in Gym, Science, Math, Art, Spanish, Computer. A single lone ‘N’ is English, due largely to a series of disastrous spelling tests. No ‘N’s in the behavior section.
Ginger’s class is graded with + (demonstrates consistent understanding and application), / (general understanding) and – (needs more time to develop); there is no overall grade for each subject, just a series of individually assessed skills within each area. For convenience sake I’m going to ‘round up’ using whatever grade appeared most often under that banner.
+’s in: gym, music, math, social studies, Spanish, computer. /’s in language arts, science, religion. Under fine motor skills it’s 2 ‘/’’s and a single ‘-‘ under “prints first name”. She’s been getting into all sorts of trouble for writing her name all goosey-loosey when she knows better.
Under behavior she received N’s (needs improvement) under: demonstrates self control, accepts responsibility for own actions, demonstrates listening skills, and follows directions. She also was given a N for “speaks clearly using appropriate language patterns”
Good job kids! Mom and Dad are proud of you all! XXOOXXOO