Thursday, May 10, 2012
Today was D-Day.
Today was the day that I gathered up the whole year's
stress schoolwork, took it to the certified teacher and found out how they did this year. I have been nervous the whole week, which is nothing new for me. I get like this EVERY.YEAR. I feel like I didn't do enough or the girls didn't do enough, or I didn't keep good enough track, etc....etc...etc!
So, I got to the building and had to wait a little while. It was like torture sitting there. Finally, the time came. I sat down with the teacher(who is an AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL Christian woman and friend) and we started to go through Michaela's work. She was aware of our struggles this year with the third grade and what we had gone through, so it was nice to have her up to date on how we were progressing.
After she finished looking through Michaela's folders I was finally relieved to know that she was doing just fine. She was right on track and there are only a few things that I really need to work on over the summer. After she told me that, I finally felt like I could breathe and I wasn't going to be sick.
Then it was time for Alaina's assessment. I wasn't nearly as concerned there. Alaina is a lot like me when it comes to school. It comes very naturally for her. She doesn't struggle with new concepts and quite honestly, I felt like much of the first grade curriculum was too easy for her. But, I decided it can't hurt to really cement those concepts into her mind, so we went ahead and stayed the course. It was well worth it. She did amazing! Her work was great, she almost completely finished all of her books and she should fit into the Christian school next year without an issue. She may even be ahead of her peer group. Yay for her!!!!
After all was said and done, both girls got their papers saying they had completed their grade levels and we were on our way fairly quickly. I had a chat with the girls to let them know what to expect over the summer and before school starts in the fall and we are finally at a place where we can really relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Thank you, Lord, for your blessings on my little girls. Thank you for allowing us to have another successful school year under our belts. I also thank you for giving my girls the ability to learn, comprehend and continue growing.
Now, we are moving on to a new chapter in our lives. 2012-2013 will be the first school year my girls have had that is not at home. It will be an adjustment for us all and I am continuing to pray for success and a good transition for all of us.