Thursday we had a parent/teacher conference which was delightful. The teacher is really exceptional and we can see how the children would have no choice but to fall in line with the routine that leaves little room for goofing off - but also it would be very enjoyable. He is very animated. One thing we were confused about though was that the teacher hadn't been given Theron's test scores - actually hadn't even seen them until we were sitting there with him. He showed us the first report card he'd filled out giving Theron 2 (out of 4) for language arts, then he showed us that he had changed it to 3 - proficient. Ash and I just kind of looked at each other and said, Well, we think you'll find he's better than proficient. So while we were talking the assistant principal handed him the 2nd Grade language arts exit exam that Theron took over a month ago. He only missed one problem on the whole thing. Also, for fluency, Theron's scores were more than double what is required. So the teacher changed his marks to 4's. I think it's kind of interesting that this teacher was willing to take Theron in without even knowing this. Anyway, things are still going well and HOPEFULLY the Boy's and Girl's Club reopens tomorrow.
Here are some cuties I've been working with this last week. The one in the yellow shirt has a smile made of beads.