Friday, October 02, 2009

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Two more days until I start vacation. I am so excited. I have been looking online for weeks now, choosing restaurants and tourist attractions to visit. My friends D and D from Omaha are coming and meeting Josh and I in Colorado Springs on Monday. We always have a great time together.

Work has been work. I have been off the last two days and have enjoyed every minute of it. I need this vacation because once I get back, we are doing some major overhaul in two of my departments. This will span over two weeks, affecting 19 stores. I hope my team is ready to roll this out!

The kid is doing awesome! We had parent/teacher conferences yesterday. Ugh! Do you remember those when you were a kid? He is averaging a 3.5. He could be a straight A student, however, he has a C in English. We talked with his teacher and she said he could pull an A if he does well on his book project. The kid and I have been working on that book project together, so I am hoping it will be okay. He has done all of the leg work: reading the book, working on the PowerPoint presentation and the written portion. I am just proofreading everything to make sure it coincides with the book and presentation.

The kid is in the top of his class in Keyboarding and History. He has a 98.7% in History. Can you believe it? He has a 99% in Keyboarding. The kid has informed me that Keyboarding is super easy and he plans on taking Computer Apps. I next semester. I am so glad he will have those skills at an early age.

He has an A in all other classes, although Biology is very close to a B+. We discussed getting better at the assignments so he can maintain an A.

All of his teachers are super nice and have told me the kid has potential to be a straight A student. They have all said he actually cares about his grades. One teacher told me he is the "minority" in her class because he actively participates and wants to do a good job. She said it's like pulling teeth to get students to behave and want to work. Sounds like my job.

Anyway, I am finishing up on the laundry. Have a great day!

later...

12 comments:

David Kim said...

Abbagirl,

Sorry I haven't posted and commented in awhile.

I've been doing facebook. It's a lot easier than my blog. Do you do facebook? If so, be my fb friend.

norrbu said...

Harvard bound, is he? I'd suggest some fantastic liberal arts colleges in the midwest - grinnel, carleton, macalester, centre to name a few.

Leann said...

I'm sure you are very proud of your son, as you should be. I hope you both enjoy your vacation. It sounds as if you've more than earned it :-)

Cheryl said...

Great news about how well your son is doing. I'm not sure when we have conferences, and have no clue how mine is doing in school. I think she's pretty stressed. She went from a school where she did not apply herself, to one that's very academically challenging. She won't talk to me about school. I'm hoping for the best. I"m pretty sure the teachers would let me know if she was struggling. Can we just say I have a very strong-willed child?

I hope you have an awesome vacation.

Lynx217 said...

I hated conferences, because I always worried that my Mom was gonna get angry at a teacher LOL - or find out how reclusive I REALLY was!

llamapantz said...

Im watching Shaun of the Dead and it made me think of you!

austere said...

Congratulations on how well the kid is doing...

I remember how much care you take-- even when he used to go to someone's yard to play.


If you do FB, add me too.

David Kim said...

I hope you come vacation in L.A. soon for your next trip!

Terri said...

yay for the kid! and for mom!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Congrats to the kid!! I know you are majorly proud.

Have a blast you your vacay!!

Jamie said...

He sounds like he is as smart as his Mom!

Have a wonderful time on vacation.

Hugs, friend. :)

David Kim said...

You're a good mom helping him succeed in school!