Wednesday, March 02, 2016

2nd Marking Period conferences were last week but I'm just now getting to reporting on the report cards. 

Aaron got 7 A's and 2 B's.  His B's were in reading and writing.  Where I need to push him on the writing is first on spelling and second on diversifying his vocab.  His teacher reports that he works extremely hard and is very well-behaved in class, to the point that his table is often singled out as the exemplar for everyone else in terms of staying on task.  So good for him that he's learned out to channel his hamminess to non-classroom times like recess and lunch. 

Jada got 6 A's and 3 B's.  Her B's were in math, reading, and writing.  We're getting close to A territory in math, but it's frustrating because she can perform at that level but often loses concentration during tests.  Apparently this is part of the manifestation of her development delay so it's an uphill battle to change but it is possible so we are pushing her hard for the rest of the school year.  Writing she upped from a C last time, but I want to keep banging on her because I know she can write better and just needs that constant nudge to not settle for her usual breezy approach.  Interestingly, she has had moments of hamminess, in terms of blurting out something funny and inappropriate in class and receiving back mixed messages in response (students laugh, teacher scolds). 

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