Friday, January 29, 2010

Lindsey's Report Card

Okay, I have to boast a little, 'cuz I'm just so damn proud of my kids.

We got Lindsey's report card this past week. In 1st grade they don't get As, Bs, Cs, but instead a numbering system: 4=above standard, 3=at standard, 2=approaching standard, 1=get thee to a tutor.

She got all 3's and in reading got 4's across the board. I was a little surprised by this, because at her parent/teacher conference at the beginning of the year she was at the lowest level of reading for 1st grade. You kind of expect that at the beginning of the year; after all, she was just entering 1st grade, but I fully expected that she would perhaps reach the expected standard reading level by the end of the year, not be above the standards mid-year.

And as if that wasn't good enough, Lindsey started in the Accelerated Reading program starting in January. She had to take a little reading test to see if she qualified, and she did. Now every Tuesday morning she goes to the library for a while with other kids in the AR program and does special reading activities. There's some kind of program on the PCs that they use, and then they get to check out 3 or 4 books.

I am especially thrilled at this, because reading is the key to all learning. You can't get good at science if you spend half your time decifering the science project instructions, rather than actually doing the project. You can't understand math if you struggle to understand the problem, and so on and so forth.

I am so proud of her!

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