BubTar was especially excited to see her first report card and had it out of her folder and was reading it aloud before we even left the school parking lot. He announced, "KayTar made the Honor Roll!" and I said, "Well, what about Math?" because of all of her subjects, she has the hardest time with that one because unlike reading and other verbal skills, she doesn't just KNOW the answer innately...it is tough to transition from automatically knowing-it-all to having to do actual figuring in your brain! But BubTar said, "She made a 90 in Math...almost a B!" He said it with just a hint of condescension in his voice, too. So it was QUITE funny to pull out his report card at home and discover they had identical grades in Math, 90, an almost B as BubTar called it. In fact, they had identical grades across the board (in the subject KayTar gets grades in), except for Spelling, where she beat him by 2 points. They were both pretty entertained by their matching grades! Which, for the record, were as follows:
Language Arts: 98
Social Studies: 98 for B/S for K
Science: 96 for B/S for K
Spelling: 97 for B/99 for K
KayTar's report card said, "KayTar is such a smart and talented girl. She is a joy to have in class. Keep up the good work, KayTar!"
BubTar's said, "BubTar is a pleasure to have in my class this year. Honor Roll!"
KayTar missed 6 out of 36 days this 9 weeks, and BubTar missed 0.
And the best part was the KayTar FINALLY got a certificate during Pod Awards. Every 9 weeks for the past two years, she has cried on Awards Day, because prior to numerical grades the only certificate the kids could earn was Perfect Attendance...and that is an unattainable goal for our sweet girl. When she got her award, she said, “Oh my gosh! I’ve never received a certificate before!”
Speaking of school, KayTar had a homework assignment in which she had draw and label different kinds of nouns, ie. person, place, thing. This is the picture she drew for her things (glasses, blankey, vanity, and pump):
|My favorite part is her, pushing her little IV/pump pole.|