Jul 23, 2010

School's Out!!!

Whew! We are finally finished with one more year of school. The big kids had their Exams today. My original intention was just to ask them a few narrating type questions and write their answers like we did last term and the one before. But apparently, someone has been reading books about children taking exams because Kaytie had a lot of input on the way things should go today. First, she informed Nate that Exams are fun, but they had to do well, because if they didn't, they would not be able to move on to the next grade in the fall. Secondly, all through the question and answer period, she kept asking, "What are my results?"
So in the end, this is the way it went.
They answered almost all of their questions orally, however, I wrote out test sheets so that they could put a cool stamp beside every well-answered question. This was a BIG HIT. They loved doing that. I typed in their answers and "eye-balled" grades for each answer and subsequently each main subject. By this time, they were all about their results... so I pulled out a couple of index cards, and made Report Cards for them. They were thrilled!!! They carried them around, compared them, and showed them off to everyone who would stand still long enough.
And of course, to top it off, after Daddy saw them, congratulated them and bragged on them, he pointed out that such hard earned good grades should be rewarded with ice-cream. So everyone got a dish of strawberry ice-cream. Too bad Exam Day doesn't come around more often!!!

I won't bore you with the actual exams unless someone professes an ardent desire to see them, but here are their cards.


One More Equals Four said...

How sweet! Congratulations on another year completed!

~Robin~ said...

Your blog is adorable! Very informative, too. I love the pictures. Congratulations on your achievements :)

Jeanne said...

So, I guess that means they were both promoted!! Yay - holidays!

Sorry we have been out of circulation for a few weeks. Will be back on track soon. Jemimah sends her love to Kaytie.


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