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2nd Grade Student-led Conference

Yesterday was another student-led conference. Unlike the Kindergarten and 1st Grade conferences, McKayla wasn't asked to portray a character this time (although after talking to her teacher, she wanted to pick McKayla but also wanted to give another student a chance to do it) and I'm completely ok with that. It meant I didn't have to make anything or help her memorize any lines! LOL It also meant we were only there long enough for her to show us how she's doing vs having to stay the entire 3 hour window. Eck.

Anyway, on to the actual conference. The girl is still rolling ahead with all A's! She says it's getting a little bit harder now, so the fact that she's still getting those A's, really pleases me. I'm not gonna be that Mom that pushes too hard for A's but I'll certainly reward and praise her when she gets them and especially keeping them.

We asked about her Accelerated Reader (AR) points as I was a little confused with the website. She has a total of 130 AR points for the year, 57 of which she's earned just since Jan. Because she has all those points, she's been able to "pay" to eat Zaxby's with the Principle (the only one from her class), go to a swimming party (the first one to acquire enough points) and go to the bowling alley. And she did this ALL on her own. I didn't ask her/tell her one time that she needed to read. She saw the prizes and had the initiative to do this all on her own.

We also discovered that she's reading at a 3.1 level (which apparently means 3rd grade, 1st month and she's in 2nd grade). She's reading and scoring 100's on several 4.6 levels (4th grade, 6th month). I know I've said this before but I'm beyond thrilled that she enjoys reading so much. It's not unusual to find her in bed with several books in her lap. She often takes books with her wherever we go, even if it's just down the street to the store. Reading is SOOO important and I couldn't be happier that she shares my love of reading.


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