Both girls finished with flying colors! Straight As all year long. Valerie had a few struggles with some of the new common core stuff, but she pulled through. Veronica has surprised us all with her straight As on just about every single test she took. I think she made one "B" all year long. I have some smart kids!!
On the downside, awards ceremonies were held this past week. I knew Veronica was getting an award for being on the principal's list all year. The math objectives deadline was last week, and she worked SO hard to finish. She crammed in the last of the quizzes to master all 90 objectives in second grade math for an award. She did it, she told me! Roni loves math, and she was so proud of herself for earning an award. At 4am on awards day, she crawled in my bed telling me she had the best dream: she had gotten a giant trophy for the math award, so big it was delivered to our house. Funny!
On awards day, Veronica got the principal's award first, so she was standing on stage, all bubbly and happy. Her teacher gave out the math awards, and we waited with anticipation for Veronica's name to be called too. It never was. Once my sweet girl realized it, she looked at me sitting in the front row and her face fell. She fought back the tears through the rest of the ceremony. I kept mouthing "it's ok!" I thought she was mistaken about the award and just hadn't finished the work.
The next day was Valerie's award ceremony. She was the ONLY one in her class to get a trophy for being on the honor roll every 9 weeks. Val also got a medal for being second in her class for advanced reading!!
I'm so proud of my girls. Now it's summer vacation, and I'm sure it will fly by......