1/27/10

We got straight A's!

But only Sydney got a certificate. Something's wrong with that. Even the teacher that checked us in asked if Rob and I also got straight A's. We answered with certainty that we did. Those A's represent an average of 2 hours of homework every night. Rob is helping with language arts (english), spelling and science which lets me focus on math and new ways to show her the connections that make math easier.




(Boy, am I glad I made her change her shirt. Course, we had to go through two unacceptables before we got to one I'm not ashamed to show you a picture of.)

So, through the frustration and the arguing (yes, she is willing to argue that every math answer is right, so I have to prove they are not) she ended up on stage with a huge group of other 6th graders receiving awards for perfect attendance, A/B honor roll, and all A's honor roll. Not many 7th and 8th graders showed up to get their awards. I guess by that age they're too cool to go on stage and receive a certificate.
They also had performances of the cheerleaders and two of the four steel drum bands. The cheerleaders were good, but were pretty loud in the school theater. The steel drum bands were FANTASTIC! Who'd have thought two old men would have gotten so into steel drum music, but we really enjoyed it. The two bands we saw are large groups of kids. I'm surprised they found that many kids willing to play the steel drums on stage.
Okay, so that's all our good news for the day. I've been quilting that log cabin in 30 minute chunks and can't wait until the weekend when I can sit and sew till my heart is content. Too bad I can't multi-task math homework and quilting. But alas, I can only focus on one of those things at a time.
Take care and have a great Wednesday! Lane

7 comments:

Auntie Em said...

That's wonderful! So good for Sydney, but you also deserve a big pat on the back for persistence, patience and perserverence. I'd give you an "A" !

CC said...

Congratulations on the A's for everyone.I can't wait to see your Log Cabin quilt done..

Shirleymac said...

Congratulations to Sydney! Hopefully she's seeing that having 2 nagging parents (in her view)pays big rewards. You must be so proud of her! You two didn't do so bad yourselves. Guess you'll have a buy your own gold stars though.

Patricia said...

Hip-Hip-Hooray to EVERYONE--including Sydney :-)

Becky said...

What wonderful news!! Great for Sydney and great for you. All the time invested was not wasted. She is getting more beautiful every day! Hang in there.

Vesuviusmama said...

Congrats! I'm just learning with my 2nd grader what a feat that is for the whole family!

Riet said...

Congratulations to you all, you all have straight A's , wonderful. I will imagine you both on stage too.