Wednesday, June 28, 2006

No more school! W had an early day - 8:20am to 9:30am. B forgot to wake me up before he left for work, so J woke me up at 8:40 saying we were late. Cripes. We finally got W to school a little after 9 and just hung around til he was done. We don't get his assigned Kindergarten class til mid-summer - not that he's going anyway, but I was curious to see if he was assigned to the teacher who requested him. They gave him a packet of alphabet letters to write and a counting packet for over the summer, a few books, and a preK certificate.

K made it through 7th grade and will head to 8th in the fall. Her final report card was mediocre at best. The thing is that many NYC high schools are zoned unless you apply for one of their special programs - but to get into these special programs, your grades need to be up there. I told her straight out today that she needs to maintain above a 90% average every marking period next year or forget about getting into a worthwhile high school. She promised me things will be different next year. She spent the afternoon at her friend's house and will be sleeping over tonight.

J's been busy dancing - 5 hrs yesterday, 6 hrs today, 3 tomorrow. Big State Fair performance this Saturday and Sunday and the big Nationals countdown has begun - 3 weeks to go. She made a website layouts page using her own designs, arranged them all by category, and made it easy for anyone to use on their own website pages. The dance studio "assigned" an essay to the kids on where you see yourself in dance in 5 years. J eagerly started hers but it's taking a while for her to get into it again after a few days. She won a $50 cash award for last year's essay. I don't want her to think she has no shot now this year and doesn't bother trying. She really never does things for the sake of winning something (not even dancing), so I'm wondering if she's feeling self-conscious about her writing. I think I'll see if she'll share her feelings about it.

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