Yesterday was conferences for the kids. They have been in school for 28 days - though honestly it seems like far more. So we all headed back to school about five minutes after they got off the bus.
I'm pleased to report that both kids had stellar performances in class so far. This is Maddie's first year of actual grades (Letter grades...A, B, etc) and she is getting straight A's! Her teacher was very happy with her performance in school as were Mike and I! Jake's conference was just as impressive and his teacher said he was already accomplishing most of what he would need to know by the end of first grade in both reading and writing. She reported that his math was great and to this point he's been able to pass everything they've worked on with the pre-assessment tests so he won't have to retake those skills for the rest of the year.
So (as my chest swells out with pride!) we ended our day with McDonald's for a treat - our meals were completed with shakes! Pretty nice way to end the week!