March 13, 2011

Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude...School Daze

Albert Einstein said, "If you want different results, you must do different things."

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.
But all in all, this quarter is looking MAHVALOUS, dahling.

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.


  1. NOTHING compares to teachers who understand children and reach the individiual child instead of teach to the test. I am so glad you are having a positive school experience. One year a new student enrolled witha report card in hand with all Fs. The kid was three years old! Was the kid difficult at times? That is only ONE word that described him; the rest of the words I used were associated with strengths. His parents were amazed. I was simply amazed that anyone would letter grade a three year old.

  2. I agree....that is MAHVALOUS, dahling!! So happy for all of you!!

  3. I am just so happy that this new school is working out so well. Better late than never I guess.

  4. That's awesome progress! What are they doing differently? Inquiring minds want to know.

  5. That is great! Im sure it does your heart (and mind) good!

  6. It's amazing what a change of scenery will do. So glad your boy is doing better.
    I also put my 13 year old in a different school this year, and hola! The boy isn't in trouble anymore! He's still no Einstein, but I'll take not getting a phone call saying he's made the teacher cry.


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