Last Saturday, I waited for 7 hours at Ren’ school to get his progress report. I was waiting for my turn to talk to each subject teacher one by one. Gutom at ngalay ng pwet kakaupo ang inabot ko. Sa susunod maglalatag na ko ng banig sa labas ng school sa gabi pa lang haha. Buti na lang madami ako ka-chikka.
I was already expecting that Ren’s grades will be lower this quarter because the lessons are now harder. I can also feel the pressure that he faces everyday to catch up and to absorb what’s being thought.
I decided to limit the time to review him at home. I let him do his assignment on his own and on his most convenient time. We only review thoroughly during midterms and final exams. For me, he did well on his Science Expo, but his teacher said that he felt that Ren was not into it totally. Maybe he was expecting more from him after winning the Science Expo last first quarter.
Ren is now 8, I know he is getting older and he needs to be wiser or more mature but that doesn’t mean that he is expected to act like an adult already. I want him to experience the fun of being a child. Time flies so fast, I don’t want him to miss it.
When I saw his grades in each subject, to be honest I did not feel bad at all. I have no participation on that grade, Ren did it on his own, he doesn’t have a failing grade/s and that’s good enough for me and my husband.
Because of his grades this quarter, he will not be able to get an academic award on recognition day this March, but that’s fine. Hindi na lang kami aatend (hahaha joke!)
Nung sinabi ko sa kanya na, Ren is not the Best in Math this year anymore, don’t feel bad ha? He just said I’ll do better next time mom… awwww!
What I am proud with his 2nd quarter progress report is that his Learning Behavior grades gets higher. Para sa’kin mas importante yun ‘no? Dati ang reklamo, hindi nya binabati teachers nya… e ngayon kahit asa CR ang teacher pinapasok nya para i-greet… winner!
According to his teachers, he is more sociable now and during breaktime he now chats with his classmates. Before, he will just get his fave dictionary and read it alone in his seat.
He requested for a Baskin Robbins treat today, that’s a simple request that I won’t mind granting.
Of course I still wish that he’ll do better next quarter as what he promised. But whatever the results are, we are still proud of our young one. Thank you Ren!