A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Saturday, September 8, 2012


You have got to be kidding me!  Fifth grade 1st quarter overall grade for Sweets was an F!  She needs improvement in virtually every behavior category (listening, working independently, completing homework, staying on task, good use of time, self-discipline, etc.), but at least she was satisfactory working cooperatively, accepting responsibility, and respecting rules, rights and others.

The up side is that she met standards in all of her standardized testing for last year.  In addition, she scored above average on the reading fluency at the beginning of this year.

Unfortunately, her grades this year are awful.  According to Sweets, this is primarily because she doesn't turn in homework.  She says it is often not done, because she gets home too late (yeah, 9+pm is too late on a school night and that is routine).  The house she goes to after school is chaos with kids everywhere and little adult supervision.  That is if her dad isn't driving her around for his priorities.  She was late almost every day for the first three weeks of school.  Not an overall conducive learning environment!

Sweets is smart.  Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if she is gifted-smart, but dad hasn't let her be tested.  Sweets can do the work.  The math may not be easy, but she can do it.  The rest is probably easy if she just applies herself.  Unfortunately, she is learning to be lazy.  Now what?!

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