Our 2nd semester parent teacher conferences were yesterday. Both girls are doing amazing in school. They get graded in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. The first semester Thing 2 got "2s" - which means "on grade level" in everything but reading, in which she got a 3 - Exceeds expectations. This semester she got 3s in reading and writing, and 2s on everything else. I am very proud of this, she's doing great, and she's got more 3s than Thing 1 did in first grade. In the comments section the teacher said she "adores" Thing 2. She is doing fabulously. The teacher told us what a joy she is to have in class, and how much fun she is.
Thing 1 got 3s in every subject, picking up even math from last semester. I had to go to the teachers desk and get a Kleenex, I got all misty. The teacher and the student teacher sat across the desk from me and gushed about her, they couldn't say enough nice stuff about her. She beamed and beamed.
It was a proud moment for all of us.