Thursday, May 13, 2010

GIRL MAKES HIGH MARKS

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!

7 comments:

Jessica said...

That is great news...and you are your child's biggest advocate, so I say go for it...if the school is not going to make the decision to do all in their power to help Laurel, help them see the good in doing that.
She's lucky to have such a great mama.

Lexi said...

Yay for Laurel! That is great news. Sounds like she really loves to learn and that is great. She looks like such a personality! I can't believe she's getting so big; it seems like yesterday Jeni and I were decorating your door for when you came home with her! Time flies!

Elizabeth said...

And you SHOULD be proud! Great job, Laurel!!!!

AmyB said...

She must be a genius AND have great parents from what I can tell. Way to go Laurel!! I would definetly march myself into the classroom to have her get the help she needs!!!!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Alright Laurel! (and parents too, because I know how difficult schoolwork can be in the evenings)

Lauren said...

Good job Laurel!

museumeg said...

Hooray for Laurel! And you knock down that school door every day if you have to. Legally they have to meet the requirements in that IEP. What a great mommy-advocate you are.