Thursday, October 29, 2009
Leon's quite bright. But if you ask him to describe himself with adjectives he will say smart and lazy. This year I have added something to my mantra that I say each day when the kids get out of the van. I say, "Goodbye, I love you. Have a great day. Make good choices and don't miss me too much. It's a great day to be a Fletcher."
Now I have added "and for those of you in 9th grade, every day counts."
We have explained again and again how those grades affect GPA and how they matter so much more once you start high school. And it appears that Leon, who had mostly Cs and Ds, has been paying attention. last night, when we looked up his grades, his lowest is a C plus, and he has to turn in a project which should bring it up. I'm so proud of him.
Focusing on that little accomplishment at the moment I can emotionally not participate emotionally in dominyk's daily meltodwn that Tony is contributing to at the moment. i really should video tape this some morning and let people see it.
My favorite line from this morning.... " the dirty shorts are the only thing that fit me today."
But hey, Leon may just make the B honor roll.