March 8, 2013

Conferences: Princess F :)

Learning Skills: In the areas of Initiative, Cooperation, Responsibility, Work Habits, Self Control, and Problem Solving Fiona is Outstanding. 

Reading/Language Arts: Fiona's achievement was a B and her Work Habits in that area are Outstanding. 

Reading Level: Fiona is reading on her grade level. 

Yesterday Fiona's teacher told us by the end of the year she will be reading above grade level. Last week she sent Fiona home with a most improved award. Can you guess what the award was? Yep, it was a book. Fiona was pretty excited about it, too. 

We have been working on her reading. At the beginning of the year Fiona would start a book, get to the 2nd or 3rd chapter, put the book down, start another book and repeat. Now Fiona actually finishes the books that she starts and doesn't pick a new one up until she finishes the first book.

I had to make a change around the house. In our house the TV, Video Games, DS Games, and Tablets do not get turned on until we are finished working. Work first, then play. Both girls read for 30 minutes when they get home from school and 30 minutes in bed before lights out. There are some weeks the TV doesn't get watched at all during the school week and that's okay by me. 

Writing: Fiona's achievement in this area is a B and her Work Habits are Satisfactory. 

Yesterday Fiona's teacher told us her creative writing pieces are incredible. So much so that she decided to enter one of Fiona's writing pieces in this quarter's writing contest. This will be the second time Fiona will have her writing considered for an award. I'm excited for her. She does love to write. Journaling is one of her favorite things to do around the house. 

Listening/Speaking: Fiona's achievement in this area is a B and her work habits are Satisfactory. 

Mathematics: Fiona's achievement in this area is a B and her work habits are Satisfactory.

We'll keep our multiplication memorization going this summer so she doesn't forget what she's learned. 

Social Studies: Fiona received a B and her work habits in this area are Satisfactory. 

Science: Fiona received a B. 

She also flourishes in Art, Music, and Physical Education

I couldn't be more proud of all that Fiona has accomplished thus far. She amazes me with her caring concern for others. She is always encouraging someone and doing all that she can to be a positive force with others. She has this knack of being aware of everything that is going on around her. I like that about Fiona. It shows me that she cares about what is happening and that she is paying attention to her surroundings. I think that will come in handy later on down the road. She is definitely a sweet, kind, and gentle spirit. I love that about her. She always looks for the best in people and has a heart of gold.

One thing I was super excited about was the radio play Fiona's class put on last month about Living History in Nebraska. All the kids got scripts, parts, and lines to read from. This is Fiona's second time appearing on the radio. We're hoping there will be a third opportunity to be on the radio when we head back down through Mississippi this summer. Who knows, maybe she will be a disk jockey when she grows up if she decides to stop pursuing her weather career. She is still obsessed with the weather channel and has enjoyed her weather science kit she got for Christmas from her Aunt and Uncle. It will be fun to see how it all turns out, eh?? 

In Truth and Training at church Fiona has 10 more areas to complete and she is done with her book. We are going to miss AWANA at our church next year but we are super excited for the new programming we will be participating in. I have a feeling it's going to be a great experience for both the kids and the parents. 

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