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Monday, January 28, 2013

Report Card time

Emma and Jonah received their report cards for the second marking period on Friday.  Jonah, who does not lack in self confidence, was pretty sure that he earned all 100's!  That boy!  Emma, on the other hand, was horribly upset with her grades.

I know these are a little hard to see.  Jonah did receive two 100's and the rest were high 90's.  It was a wonderful report card and we told him so.

Emma was very upset because she received her very first B on a report card.  She is in 4th grade.  She received a really, really bad grade on an assignment at the beginning of the marking period.  She knew it would be tough to receive an A.  It was close.  She went from a 67 to an 89.  We had a little chat about B's still being above average and how proud she should feel for working so hard to improve her grade.

In all honesty, this was a great lesson for her.  She likes to rush test taking.  She does not double check her work.  She sometimes skips questions for who knows what reason.  Emma just does not take her time.  She is a very smart girl.  Now she knows that all A's really require work, focus, and attention.  I would rather she learn this lesson in 4th grade than later on in her school career. 

I could not be more proud of both of them.  They are wonderful students and kind students.  They both like school and don't fuss too much about doing homework.  Well, at least Emma does not fuss.  Jonah is another story.  I guess 1 out of 2 is pretty good.

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