I kind of chewed my kids principal out for not giving her an award.
Dd is also in the excelling math group during math class and gets the highest scores on math test. This has been reported on report cards.
Dd is on the special Olympics swim team and she is making for state the same day as the award ceremony. I was going to keep her home from school to prepare her for SO next Friday until I learned about the award ceremony. I emailed the principle and asked if dd was going to get an award at the ceremony.
I got a phone call from the principle saying that the teacher told her there is one award dd qualifies for (great improvement.) but will not be receiving because the teacher says dd has trouble staying on task and completing work. This was all in voicemail.
I say and thought about it for a bit and decided to email the principle. I told her that my daughter has worked hard all yr she's tried her best and all ive heard is how improved she has become how hard she's trying and that her math scores are the best in class. Yet now your telling me she's not doing good enough for an improvement award. I think that's unfair and such a negative message how do we teach our kids try your best when they do and someone else says well that was good bit not good enough. I told her dd will be staying home next Friday and preparing for SO because she gets to spend a whole weekend decided to honoring her and her peers for how hard they have worked all year.
Was I won't for sending that? Would you be mad. Dh typically tells me to back down and let the kids learn that they can't always win but in this situation even he agreed with me.