Number 3 and Number 4 had early dismissal on Thursday and Friday because their schools had report card conferences.
Since these are the second trimester report cards, not every kid has a conference.
Only the kids who are seriously causing problems or doing really badly.
First graders receive number grades on a scale of 1 to 4 for all subject areas and in “behaviors that promote learning.”
1 = rarely demonstrates/meets benchmark
2 = sometimes ” ” ”
3 = usually ” ” ”
4= consistently ” ” ”
Number 4 must have just squeezed under the wire, because her teacher sent home a note saying no conference is necessary at this time.
But Number 4 didn’t know that.
Here is the conversation we had yesterday.
Number 4: Mom, are you mad at me?
Me: Ummm… should I be?
Number 4: Well, aren’t you mad after your conference with Mrs. O?
Me: I didn’t have a conference.
Number 4: Oh.
Well, when you see my report card, you’re going to be really mad.
Me: How come?
Number 4: Well, you won’t be mad about everything.
All the school stuff I got 4’s in.
Me: Well that doesn’t sound so bad.
Number 4: No. The bad part is my behavior.
I get in trouble.
You know — the talking and listening and following directions part?
Number 4: pause…
…All 1’s and 2’s.
Me: That sounds bad.
Number 4: Yeah. You should probably ground me, Mom.
But just so you know…
If you do ground me…
I’ll be devastated.
And I’ll probably cry off about 2 pounds.
Now there’s a Lose to Win strategy I haven’t tried yet.
I think I’ll save that one for these last two weeks.
And in the vocabulary and drama sections of Number 4’s report card, I think it’s safe to say, she also gets a 4.
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