A couple of weeks ago, Ava’s teacher gave her a letter at the end of the day and when she got in the car after school, my little kindergartener read that it came from the gifted program.
She was immediately excited. I was nervous. The month previous we had gotten a sad letter from them saying that Ava didn’t meet the requirements. We talked things over with the school (I might have been slightly pushy on the subject…sue me…I’m passionate about my kid.) Anyway, they decided to look more closely at her test scores, which led to passing her on to testing her in other areas. This letter was the answer….The yes or the no.
When we got home, I opened the letter. As I pulled the letter from the envelope my hands shook. I dreaded the possibility of Ava being disappointed. Gracie has been in the program since kindergarten, and Ava had her heart set on getting in as well. As I layed the letter flat on the counter, I couldn’t get my eyes to focus on the words.
I need to submit a suggestion to them. Rather than sending home a long letter and several pages of complicated testing results, the first page should just say “you’re in” in big bold letters. Alternatively, they should send home ice cream for those who get the other kind of letter…
She was in, and as soon as the words were out of my mouth she jumped up into my arms and wrapped her skinny monkey legs around my waist.
Last week, we went to her open house, and this week she had her first challenge class. To celebrate, we decided to decorate the girls’ challenge binders with stickers that I bought from a sticker subscription service called Pipsticks. I didn’t buy them for that purpose, I bought them because I’ve been eyeing the service for over a year. I got my sister Goodi a subscription of the more grown up stickers for her birthday last August, but had so far resisted the urge to buy the kid subscription for my littles (okay, and for me too).
Our stickers came on Tuesday, and I could barely contain myself. I wanted to just get them out and play. But, with the twins being two, I need a controlled environment even for a project as simple as sticking stickers on binders.
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