Thursday, January 10, 2008

Star Student


Every week in Abby's class, her teachers pick a "Star Student" for their class. Every Monday, Abby gets in the car and says, "Today Mrs. Osborne and Mrs. Johnson picked a Star Student. Guess who it is.." I usually start rattling off the names of the kids that I know and she eventually says, "It was so-and-so; I am so happy for her/him." About a month ago, she got in the car, madder then a wet hen! She was ticked!! Apparently the boy who had been chosen has spent more time in the office then in class. I explained to Abby that maybe he was having a good week, that he had made good choices and the teachers were trying to praise him, to encourage him to try harder in class. She seemed to understand that logic and since that day she has said nothing about the weekly Star Student. This Monday she gets in the car and says, "We have a new Star Student, Guess who it is??" I could immediately tell by the mile wide grin on her face, what the answer was going to be! She was so excited and so proud! I teared up as I heard her say, "I have been trying so very hard for my teachers to notice how good I have been..." She is such an amazing child. She has a heart made of gold and her daddy always says she is his favorite! (I'm glad the other two don't read my blog!) One of the rewards for these special students is a parent can come and eat lunch with them. She was so surprised when she saw Rusty standing at the cafeteria door this afternoon. They had a great time, just the two of them. I'm jealous - I had to work!

2 comments:

Debbie said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please tell her how very proud I am of her. She sounds like she has come so far and I am so excited for the young lady she has become.

Give her a huge hug and kiss for me......

The Vazquez Clan said...

Good Job Abber Dabber. We love you