That Einstein was one smart cookie.
Last quarter at school, The Boy was failing...EVERYTHING. His baseball coach/teacher told him he'd have to repeat Freshman year if he didn't do better.
There really wasn't anything The Boy did right at his old school. His behavior was negative (complete with verbal outbursts), he didn't do his assignments, and the coach/teacher would let him sleep through class every day.
Let's move ahead to the new year, and the new school.
The Boy's grades? Nothing lower than a B, thankyouverymuch.
He participates in class, he finishes his assignments on time. He volunteers to read to the class.
He hasn't had ONE SINGLE OUTBURST since he started at the new school.
Let's take a minute to celebrate this victory, shall we?
Go ahead, you can scroll down when you're ready.
Just so you don't think it's ALL sunshine, rainbows and unicorns here, The Boy does need to work on a few things:
- Like staying awake in his first hour class.
- And not joking around so much during class (oh, I know how hard it is to turn OFF the sarcasm switch).
- And it would be helpful if he wasn't distracted when another student is having a rough time.
Too bad he couldn't have gone directly to this school when we arrived in Missouri...but we're not greedy - we'll take whatever success we can get.
You can create your own Einstein here. And while you're there, click on some of the past Einstein pics...there are some nasty people out there! Albert would be so ashamed.