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So, my youngest girl is in Kindergarten. She is 5 years old and has global developmental delays. It is suspected that she may have some learning disabilities. She's been in school for almost 3 years now (2 in pre-k and this year in Kindergarten). She receives speech and language therapy, as well as occupational therapy. When it comes to her speech, her intelligibility rate during a conversation if the context is not known is only about 25%. That means if she's starts a conversation with you and you don't know the subject, you'll only understand about 25% of what she says. I share all this information so it can be understood just how amazing the news I'm about to share is. My daughter received an Acheivers award this morning. It's not honor roll but it's an award only given to students who made a huge effort during the quarter. Kindergarten grading is done on a numbers scale, 1-4. My daughter has had 1's the first 2 quarters. Well, during the 3rd quarter, she worked so hard she brought all of her 1's up to 2's and even got a 3 in math!!! (a three is what most children who are working on grade level gets). I am so excited and happy for her. She has a lot of struggles but receiving this award really gave her a boost of confidence and showed her that hard work really does pay off. 

I feel the need to share this on CM because my family doesn't understand how exciting this is. We are a family of over achievers. I personally got straight A's up until college where I got  a B in Advanced Biology (the only grade I ever got that wasn't an A) so my family expects my children to be the same. Well, Zajanah will never be a straight A student but I accept that about her. She worked so hard to bring her grades up and I couldn't be more happy! My family feels like if it isn't honor roll then it isn't an achievement. I just wanted some other moms to recognize what an achievement this is for her.

Please keep it positive. I've gotten enough negativity from my family. Thank you!

 

by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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-Rose-
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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That's wonderful!
Sorry about your family.
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CatherineNewton
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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wow that is a lot of hard work!!? good job girly!
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mom2many747
by Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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I agree. The fact that she was able to put in so much effort at her age makes me so proud. She had a goal and she went for it. I told her at the end of the second quarter that if she worked super hard and brought me home at least 3 2's on her next report card we would celebrate by having a mommy daughter day at Chuck E Cheese. She said "I bring all 2 momma. Watch me" and she did...she did even better and brought a 3. My baby had a goal she set and she reached it and in my eyes that in itself is an amazing achievement! Thank you for the positive words. I'm going to read these comments to Zajanah when she gets home from school. They will make her so happy that my "friends" are proud of her :D

And yes, my family is nuts!


Quoting GwenMB:

That is wonderful!  What a hard worker she is!  Being a hard worker is more important than getting straight A's, IMO.  Too many smart people get good grades w/o much effort & don't know how to really work for something.  Your daughter already know how to work for things & that will really help her as she grows.  You should be very proud of her!

Your family is nuts to not recognize what an awesome acheivement this is for your DD.



Sekirei
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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YAY!! Congrats to her! Total cutie!

lovebugs_mom906
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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You're story made me tear up :-) She's an absolute doll, and I can only imagine how proud of her you are. The fact that she knows at such a young age that hard work pays off, amazes me. You have every right to be proud of her!
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mom22tumblebugs
by Gold Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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That's wonderful!

iamcafemom83
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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Oh she is beaming!! Congrats to her (and you!)! All that hard work is paying off:)
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jadedcynic
by Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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I understand completely. My son had behavioral issues throughout school. This December, he earned Student of the Month! The little stinker didn't tell me right away and I didn't find the certificate in his folder until February, but I gave him a pizza party in celebration.

RightSock
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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So excited you her and you. Congrats!!! She is a cutie too. 

mom2many747
by Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM

We're going to do a mommy daughter day at Chuck E Cheese on Saturday to celebrate. I'm so happy right now :D

And thank you. I think so too but I'm mommy so it's my job to think my babies are beautiful lol


Quoting mamatocaleb:

 Wonderful! Take her out to celebrate her achievement. She is also a very beautiful girl!!!



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