Work with me, please.

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.

Comments on: "Outstanding Plus!" (3)

  1. Tindi Amadi said:

    Woo hoo! Kudos to both Mae and Jay!

    I remember watching a South African show about kids and family and this professional (child psychologist or something) pointed out that it didn’t mean anything, bad or good, when a child chose a particular color, especially early on in their development. The guy went on to explain that sometimes its what is left to choose from…or what is nearer to them…or whatever.

    You may be right about the Teachers being more patient with her social skills because she does so well academically. That only proves that her brilliant mind is worth that time, love and attention. Much thanks to the teachers for seeing her potential!


  2. Rebecca said:

    Hooray for the one-crayon man. He’s an artist! And super on you as parents for investing in an excellent education from the get-go!

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