So, February marks the end of the second marking period in these parts,
bringing report cards and parent/teacher conferences.
Ryan received his very first report card, which was amazing!
And it was no surprise to us how well Evan did either.
I met with Evan's teacher who told me
how bright she believes he is,
how quickly he finishes his work,
how everyone just LOVES him.
I was so proud of him hearing all
these wonderful things.
After all, Mark and I must be doing something right...
[I should have known it was coming -
heck, I'm a teacher - you tell all the positive things first
and then BAM! hit them with the
"needs improvement" items]
she told me that Evan needs to
work on listening the first time when she redirects him,
work on not trying to be the funny guy
[he gets that from his father, of course],
and work on being a leader, not a follower.
None of this was really much of a surprise,
but we did discuss ways that we would try to
give Evan more opportunities to be a good example
and a leader, because he feeds on praise.
When I came home, Mark and I sat down with Evan
and talked about his school behavior.
I told him his teacher would be asking him to help
other students who need help with math or reading,
kind of like a tutor.
Then, one of us said he could be like a super hero -
And of course, being the mom of boys that I am,
made a 'toot' sound
Evan LOVED the idea
and since the conference,
his behavior has been
Let's hope SUPER TOOTER continues to make good choices!!