It doesn’t get any better than that! I’m proud of Mae for receiving O+’s (Outstanding +) in every academic subject — spelling, math, social studies, and reading — on her second quarter report card. O+ is her school’s equivalent to A+. I’m glad that she and Jay are at a school that has high expectations and teachers who are caring and stern enough to push the kids to excel.
The funny thing is that I have a suspicion that Mae’s academic success is her saving grace at the school. I don’t know that the principal would be so patient with a lesser achieving student. Her teacher noted on the report card that Mae “still becomes rigid and overly emotional when she does not get her way. . . . Overall, Mae continues to do well academically, but she still needs to work on improving her social skills.”
Of course, this is no surprise. Mae is showing more self-control than she did at the beginning of the school year. And, we (at school and home) are continuing to try to guide her in the right direction.
At three, Jay will receive a progress report without letter grades, and we’ll have a parent-teacher conference with his teachers. He’s also a good student, and although he shows some stubbornness from time to time, he generally listens well and plays well with his classmates. It seems that his teacher’s biggest challenge thus far has been getting him to use more than one crayon when it’s time to color. A picture will be all red or all brown or whatever he chooses. What can I say? He’s a one-crayon man.