First up, Maggie, who in her school picture looks like she will be totally bummed, dude, about Prop 19 in California going down.
This will make me sound like a smug bitch, but I asked Maggie's teacher, "Are you just going to have me come in so you can tell me Mags is doing great and is a delight to have in class?" "Pretty much," she said. So we skipped a formal conference.
Next up, Morrigan. (Whose school picture isn't back yet.)
A few worrisome grades had come home and her teacher was the one with whom I had interacted the least so I wasn't sure what to expect. But no worries necessary. She is getting a B in math (the horror) but otherwise is doing great. When I asked if she was prone to making inappropriate comments (I know my daughter), the answer was no more than the other kids. Alright! Two down leaving.....
As you all know, we struggled with the decision to send him to Kindergarten. Even when we had committed to send him, we were about 50-50 on whether or not he would get to enjoy Kindergarten twice. But he has really turned a corner in the past few months and his teacher sees it too.
His benchmark testing was unremarkable but his teacher said there was no cause for concern. And his behavior has been downright acceptable! Ms. DeFazio told me how surprising that was. Apparently, when the classroom rosters were passed out, all the teachers were interested in knowing who got Eion. And I didn't get the impression that it was because they were all vying for him.
Other Teachers: "Oooh - who got Eion McK?"
Ms. DeFazio: [Dejectedly raising her hand and with a sigh] "I did."
She actually reenacted the conversation for me. But the story has a happy ending as he is not living up to his hype. And even hatless, he has turned out another awesome school picture.