Alex's conference was first. I went into it fairly confident as so far I had just heard good reports and I left very proud. In all of the areas tested except one, Alex has hit all of the benchmarks for the END of kindergarten. Yep, one semester in and she pretty much knows it all (and trust me she will let you know it too). She only got a 3/4 in blending vowels. Her teacher said she can be a little chatty at times but she also is a leader and all of the kids love her. Her teacher also has a soft spot for her as her youngest is also a red-head.
Lucas conference was yesterday. The first thing his teacher showed me was his benchmark tests- which is basically the preview for the state testing he will take later this year. And well, not sure if I should be worried or not (insert sarcasm font) as he got 100% in every single area in both Math and Language arts. His teacher then went on to say that Lucas is also so kind and polite in class and that he is kind to everyone and if others are being mean to kids he tries to help them out and will let her know- but not in a tattle-tale way she reassured me.
For Lucas, who would have began school with a permanent mark on his record for behavior had we not pulled him out and waited a year, to a year of not being able to get 10 good behavior days in a row- to this now. It truly does a mama's heart good and helps remind me to never give up or quit trying during the hard times as there will be better days.
What is your Proud Mommy Moment this week?