IT"S FRIDAY-YAY! Welcome to Virtual Girls Night Out!
So......Put on your jammies...
Grab a nice, refreshing drink
...and enjoy some great reading right here in the blogosphere. So, here goes...
GOLDEN CHILD DOES IT AGAIN!
Tonight we went to the Golden Child's award ceremony at school. Golden child and his GF won several awards! I wasn't totally surprised. The last few conferences I have gone to, the teachers just rave about Golden Child. How he participates in class. How he always helps others. His humor. His very genius.
No, seriously though, this is a major accomplishment. All of my kids are smart, start out school ahead of the game, then fall behind. They just think it's boring, same stuff every year, yadda, yadda. My oldest got his GED. He was a bit of a troubled child, and it really all started with school.
Both Golden Child & my oldest failed 6th grade. My daughter, who was the 2nd smartest kid in kindergarten and had like a 4th grade reading level in 1st grade, may fail 6th grade this year. What are the chances of that?
Anyway, about 2 yrs ago the decision was made for Golden Child to go to the area alternative school. He's a great kid- adults (esp GF's mothers) love him, other kids like him , and the girls always have liked him. He just didn't like school.
Well, he didn't love the new school at first. Now, he LOVES it! He has to go next year for two gym classes and one academic class. He ALMOST graduated this year like he should have, but he'll do it next year.
He's got the drive- he's a hard worker. His first job was on a farm. He's going down there tomorrow about a tractor or haying job because there's not much work around here. So he knows hard work, and he's determined to graduate.
Anyway, the awards:
Consistent effort in U.S. History
Outstanding effort in Living Environment
Outstanding participation in Physical Education
Outstanding effort in Health
Outstanding Class Participation in English
I'm surprised he didn't get another one. He did two independent study business classes and he devoured the subject and completed them so fast it made the teachers head spin (that's momma's boy!)
Anyway, Golden Child has come a long way, baby!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
P.S. The GF got even more awards- she got one for maintaining an average of 85 or higher all year. I think I'm going to go get them a gift certificate for a local restaurant- they deserve it :-)
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