Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy in your own skin

Yesterday I had a teacher conference with Olivia's teacher. I was curious how she has been doing. She is a good kid and trying her best but still drifting off when overwhelmed and in full classroom situations. Sort of what I expected to hear. Her reading is still struggling but some number ( I don't even remember what) has tripled. Excellent but still under grade level. I am just happy to hear it has improved 3 fold.
I also just sort of laid it out there that we are at our max level of work. I personally can't do any more and I feel like she is cooked too. She is in a classroom with kids more on her level and then she is removed from the class for 2 30 minutes extra help sessions a day for reading and math where she looses science or computer and is taken away from the classmates.
I get it, she needs help but sometimes you just need to give the girl's brain a break. She has other life lessons to learn and just have some fun. She is still a kid.
Last night I had her read to me out loud and she hates it but she does it because she does what she is told. My fear is that she will lose self esteem because she is always playing catch up. I really don't want that to happen.
We all need to be content that we are doing the best that we can do.
I want to raise good people not just good students.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40