I want to celebrate this! (hoping I can do this here) - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 08-31-2012, 04:38 PM - Thread Starter
tribalmax's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Hi there, 


My two are 8 and 4. We have always homeschooled. Recently we enrolled in a virtual school. The school does a start of the year placement test. I was unsure about how they would do on because we have never tested at all.

But they did great! :) Yeah! I feel like I can't really celebrate this news with most of our friends. I feel cautious about sharing my good news because I don't want to make anyone feel badly -- especially our friends whose children are struggling academically.


I am hoping it is ok to share here -- do a happy dance and revel in this a little. :)

Cora, who is 8 tested at a 6th grade reading level (she should be in 3rd grade).  I suspect her reading level is a little higher -- she got pretty anxious during the test and shut down a little. I am so proud of her.

Tobin, who is 4, tested at a 3rd grade reading level (he should be in pre-K).


Yeah!! :) It is a nice validation of my efforts in homeschooling as well as it is a sign of their intelligence. :)

Thanks for reading this and letting me celebrate!!


tribalmax is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 09-01-2012, 02:03 PM
ollyoxenfree's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

It's lovely when they are doing well, isn't it. Best wishes with the new virtual schooling. 

ollyoxenfree is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 09-02-2012, 07:45 AM
rightkindofme's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 4,657
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)

Everyone has reasons they worry about their kids. It's nice that you don't have to worry about them learning how to read. :)

My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.

rightkindofme is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 09-07-2012, 04:45 PM
pitchfork's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I was recently told by a gifted/special needs teacher that she has found it is socially acceptable to brag about our kids athletic abilities, or even talk about their challenges, but it's taboo often to talk about their giftedness. 


Congrats.  It's a nice feeling.

Wife to Bear - Mom to DS 7, gifted with SPD and DD 2, a Joybunny!
pitchfork is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 09-08-2012, 02:27 PM
zebra15's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: State of Confusion
Posts: 5,091
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)

Congrats !

Mom to J and never-ending , 0/2014 items decluttered, 0/52 crafts crafts completed  crochetsmilie.gif homeschool.gif  reading.gif  modifiedartist.gif

Seeking zen in 2014.  Working on journaling and finding peace this year.  Spending my free time taking J to swimteam

zebra15 is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 9,641

58 members and 9,583 guests
acegmom , AlaskAnne , AllTomorrowsParties , °~★kimcharles22★~° , bluefaery , Bronwen1-3 , CarolS , ChantalM , Charlotte Craig , Crimson8 , elliha , emmy526 , etonwater , ezrapie , farmermomma , girlie1125 , Good Enough Mum , greenemami , healthy momma , japonica , JewleeB , kathymuggle , loba , mama24-7 , mariamadly , MariesMama , marilyn612 , Mathemom , MeepyCat , Milk8shake , newmamalizzy , Nightwish , Northernlass , oaksie68 , RollerCoasterMama , SandiMae , saniyakhan69 , sarafl , shantimama , sheaffer , Shmootzi , sillysapling , Snydley , somebodylovesyou , stardogs , thankful85 , Yamada Keen
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.