Laurel made the honor roll for the last nine weeks! This is her first appearance and she is deservedly proud. Maren will gleefully attend the awards program and may be the only parent to rise and give a standing ovation when Laurel walks across the stage to get her mass-produced certificate.
Laurel's special hearing equipment hasn't worked more than 50% of the time this year, so she's achieved this accomplishment without hearing clear instruction from her teachers. Maren has since stepped up her advocacy role and had a promising meeting with the principal. All fingers are crossed that first grade is better for Laurel. The teachers may be annoyed if a mother is at the school every day checking to make sure they are all meeting the requirements of her IEP.
In more bragging news, Laurel scored the highest in her class on her standardized reading test. The testing material is a mystery, so I can't say how she scored so high, but I am thrilled! The teacher said congratulations are in order to the parents for working with her, "unless she is just a genius." She is a genius and a hard worker! WE ARE SO PROUD!