Miley has been doing better. I had my yearly (every middle of April) 'finish strong' talk with her. We discussed about how yes, the school year has been going on forever and, yes, the work is suddenly getting more and more intense. But I told her just how little is left of this year; we are seeing the light at the end of tunnel. We can crawl to the light or we can run and 'finish strong' with our head held high!
I am speaking with other moms about setting up some math study review groups for the summer. I have been asking her to figure out totals for items (finding and adding the tax) before she purchases them to show her how often we do use math. I am going to ask our youth group leader if he knows any bright math students at church that would like to make a few bucks over the summer. I even surprised her with a longer break when she figured out a complex fraction problem.
The result? She's doing a bit better but her handwriting and will have gotten incredible--almost like the beginning of the year. To top it off her teacher showed her handwriting on her math work to the entire class and said 'You are ready for the 6th grade' and added (ironically) 'this class is how you finish spiritually strong' and labeled my daughter as a class role model for finishing strong! She has been beaming ever since :)
So thank you all once again! I am toasting you with my La Crema Pinot right now!