He couldn't wait to tell me

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Registered: 03-30-2003
He couldn't wait to tell me
Mon, 09-15-2003 - 5:11pm
Hi, my son is 13 and in 8th grade. He is in regular classes except he gets special education support and modifications. After 7th grade, he had to have 7th grade math during summer school and he is repeating 7th grade math again this year. It's been so tough on him and us. California math standards are very hard.

Today he called me from school. I first thought something was wrong because he never calls unless absolutely needed.

He called to tell me he got an 86% on his math test. He was so happy. He has never gotten a grade like that, especially for math.

Yes, I cried after I hung up. To him it was more than a 100%.


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Registered: 08-26-2000
Mon, 09-15-2003 - 11:23pm
Good for him! Love to hear those little successes!



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 9:38am
WOOHOOO good for him!!!!!! That is just so wonderful! I find it very encouraging that HE cared enough to be excited about the grade. So many times they give up.
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Registered: 09-12-2003
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 2:30pm
YAY! Your message made me tear up! It's awesome that he wanted to call from school.
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Registered: 04-25-2003
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 5:33pm
Oh how wonderful!! I hope you take the boy out for a hot fudge sunday tonight. He worked so hard - that's just the best news I've heard today - and kudos to the school for letting him call you with his victory!