Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bragging Rights

Saskia brought home her first second grade report card yesterday. I wish I had it in front of me so that I could copy word for word what her teacher said, but it went something like this: "Saskia is a joy to have in class. She is helpful and considerate. She is reading well beyond her grade level and her writing is very imaginative and well formed. She has mastered all the basic math concepts and is progressing well towards higher math skills.... " And I'm not exagerating people, it really read like that, it was awesome! She's totally beaming and so proud of herself!

As for grades, they don't give A, B, C, D, F here, at least in elementary school. What they rank them on is 1="well below grade level expectations" 2="progressing towards grade level expectations" 3="meets grade level expectations" 4="high achievement of grade level expectations" and 4*="excedes grade level expectations". They also rank them each period based on what they should know by the end of the school year. Saskia already has a 3 in every subject, except science, writing and reading where she has a 4! Woo-hoo, go smart girl!

7 comments:

Alicia said...

Right on, Saskia!

HomeSlice said...

awww, saskia! she rocks!

Jess said...

That's awesome! Way to go Saskia, you should be very proud of yourself!

Sara said...

Great job Saskia! That's awesome.

Lweeks said...

Like Mother, like daughter. Good job to both of you!

Jenni said...

That is totally awesome! Way to go Saskia!

jae said...

That's wonderful! She must be feeling so fantastic. Please take that girl out for a big ice cream sundae!