This kids were out of school on Monday for Parent/Teacher Conferences.
SS is in 5th grade this year. When we gained custody of him he had just finished 2nd grade and couldn't read or think for himself. He couldn't even read 1 page in Cat in the Hat or do simple Math (2+2=4). That's how bad it was. DH & I worked our butts off that summer to get him caught up before he started 3rd grade. We also had him tested and he is ADHD w/a 12 second attention span.
His teacher told us that his reading is at Level T. The normal is Level S. T is higher than S according to their grading system. He's also excelling in Math & Science. His weakness is in Writing. She said that all boys have an issue with writing, he's not the only one.
I'm amazed considering where he was 2 years ago academically. He has worked soooo hard to get where he is. His confidence and self esteem are so much better than when he came to live with us.
When we told BM what the teacher had said, (when she dropped SS off after her weekday visit), she couldn't have cared less. I just boggles my mind that she can't even show an ounce of pride in what SS has done. All she cared about was talking about what she had planned for SS on her next visit. It shouldn't surprise me. She's always been like this. I'm just disappointed that she doesn't take an interest in SS. All she cares about is her visitation. She has no interest in the day to day raising of SS, she just wants to do the fun stuff.
SS has a 5th grade musical/play next Monday. We told BM about it and of course, she and her mother are coming. Should be interesting......