Oz has a great but very simply philosophy - that everybody had a heart, that everybody had a brain, that everybody had courage. These were the gifts that were given to people on this earth, and if you used them properly, you reached the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And that pot of gold was a home. And a home isn't just a house or an abode..., Its people. People who love you and that you love. That's home. - Ray Bolger aka the Scarecrow
while there he also got recognized for the honor roll
then when I got home I was devastated to get this picture in my email :
(yes that is Ella wearing a Doors T-shirt -cuz she's cool like that)
Ella had also received an Enthusiastic learner award in her grade's assembly but I had not been told about it. (well actually I got a generic email from the principal saying that each grade was having an assembly and that my kid was getting an award - I thought it was another reminder about Benjamin - but it must have been about Ella.) So I wasn't there and I felt terrible about it, so after lunch I went up to the school and checked Ella out early saying she had an appointment.
She did have an appointment after all. One with me to go get slurpees. I mean was there anything more fun when you were in school to get the call over the loud speaker to "come up to the office prepared to go home"
AND THEN, because my heart is already about to explode...
BENJAMIN got his TAKS results back for reading (for those of you not in Texas, its like SOL's in Virginia, and you have to pass to go to the next grade level.)
He got a Commended Performance - meaning he scored significantly above the passable level!!