Yesterday, the kids were home from school. It was the end of the first Quarter, and I had to go to parent/teacher conferences. I started with Bella's 2nd grade teacher. Bella got all A's and one B+ (in reading, I might add). Her teacher said she was doing very well, but started out the year lacking a lot of confidence. But she's coming along just fine! She's my little social butterfly....loves everyone.
Ana didn't get an actual "report card" for Kindergarten. It was just a progress report. She's way off the charts as far as academics. She knew all the basics when she started. Colors, shapes, count to 100, letters. All of it. But she can't tie her shoes!! And although she was the painfully shy one of the bunch, she has acclimated herself very nicely in school.
Now there's Chad. I met with the principal first who handed out his report card, then on to all of his teachers. My boy made the Straight A honor roll. At his school, the honor roll is Straight A's, High Honors, then finally Honor Roll. He was one of only 4 6th graders (out of 65) and one of 18 (out of 197) in the whole school to make the Straight A Honors!! (Can you tell I'm just a wee bit proud??) After the little mishap that led to his suspension, I was a tiny bit worried. But every single one of his teachers had nothing but good things to say about him. He's hard-working, smart, conscientious, polite, and driven. Wow. I'm kind of blown away by how good he's done.
I've always been proud of my kids. I've been to every football, soccer, softball, and baseball game for years. I've been to cheerleading competitions and dance lessons. But I have never been prouder than I am today! I know in my heart there is nothing that these kids can't do!!