Thursday, November 8, 2007

Who's on first.....

My granddaughter is in Pre-kindergarten and my daughter went to the first parent-teacher conference tonight. I babysat while she went and when she returned she looked a bit dazed. I wondered if something was wrong, but she said everything was a matter of fact, the girl was doing above average in everything. She handed me her "report card", which was basically a sheet of paper. I glanced at it and saw that she had a C. I said this is not above average, but at least she's not below average. My daughter said no, she is above average.....see here is the explanation of grades. C is a B and a D is an A. What??

Seems like they've once again changed the grading on us. I think its part of a diabolical plot to keep us all unbalanced. Sure enough, A means lowest grade, then C is above average and D is the highest grade you can obtain.

I couldn't help but be reminded of the old Abbott and Costello comedy bit of "Who's on first" and what a confused frenzy and play on words it was.

So the bottom line is: My granddaughter is doing above average and this is a good thing. She is so full of energy that we are pleasantly surprised that its not affecting her school work. She LOVES school and is a good helper. I hope this trend continues for the next eighteen years.

In the meantime, I need a drink.

1 comment:

mapiprincesa! said...

Awesome! Congratulations...but huh?

I could join you in that drink! ;) I had my first kindergarten conference this past week. Very interesting, I am there, I understand...and the Who's on First reference has me rolling!