Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Report Card Day

I'm down $15. Yes, my kids do get bribed to earn straight A's. Fred is the only one that has ever come close to not getting it. She had a 90% at the end of last year in Math.

George - doesn't get a real report card just a list of letters & numbers she recognizes/writes/knows the sound of/can count. The paper says she couldn't write the numbers 1, 2, 3 & 7. I asked George why Teacher Barbie thought she couldn't write those numbers thinking the answer would be I was too tired (no really it happens), I don't remember, it was too hard, they confused me, or something along those lines. She very candidly said "I don't know, she's crazy, I can write those numbers." We had a little chat about how it wasn't okay to call her teacher crazy and that maybe she just needed more practice with them.

She also can't rhyme or do segmentation. I knew she couldn't rhyme, it's really hard for her to hear it for some reason. Segmentation is breaking words into their separate sounds.

Jr. got all A's. Her teacher, ColtFan, loves her and thinks she's super great. ColtFan surprised me by saying how great she is at reading. I know she can do it but getting her to do it at home and at grade level can be a chore. Jr. got 100% in Social Studies. I think she should get an extra dollar for that.

Fred got all A's. Her teacher Mrs. loves her and thinks she's super great. Mrs. surprised me by saying how great she is at Math. She still fights me on basic math facts but despite that she got a 97%. Her Gate teacher loves her and thinks she's super great. He did however give her an S for written communication, not an E and I'm kind of curious why, she writes fabulously.

Basically I have 3 little smarty pants that everyone loves. We'll find out anything else in Dec. at Parent Teacher conferences.


tine said...

go george! i mean... it's not nice to call your ms. barbie crazy... i thought george was good ar ryhming? or maybe she can just memorize quickly/well.

hats off to Jr and Fred too for thier fabulous report cards.

Karen Valinda said...

Hooray for my squirrels!!! I am impressed, I was the only one who ever got all A's at my house... and I got $5! My siblings were smart, just not into being a total nerd (like me) HOWEVER my grand daughters are cute, fashionable AND smart *sigh*
Good job ElCid and Ddonn ;-}

An Wanna said...

you need at least one does not play well with others or can't spell to save their life kid....

El Cid said...

They take after their Mom; I'm just along for the ride.

The Lowe Family said...

i bribe my kids too. they needa make good grades so they can get into a good college, make good money and take care of me when i'm old.