No more classes, no more books, no more teachers dirty looks!!!!

Friday, May 30, 2008 |

The bestest teacher EVER......Mrs. Harris and Carter on the last day of school!
It TOTALLY was NOT a sunny day today............outside or in..........

I can't believe that my baby is out of first grade and can read!!! And read really well at that! It's amazing to see how far Carter has come from the beginning of the year. Three weeks into the year, his teacher called a conference with us. She was extremely concerned that Carter was not ready for first grade. She told us that his attention was nearly NONEXISTENT, and his scores so far had not been good. We decided right then and there that we were going to take him completely off sugar, and we did! Cold turkey! We scheduled a meeting for six weeks later to assess the situation. When we walked into the door for that second meeting, we were greeted with hugs!! I'm not kidding! She showed us on paper how Carter had COMPLETELY turned around for the good, and he was now right on track!!! Needless to say, we were thrilled, and thus the no sugar thing has become just the way we live now. We can totally tell when he has had too many "treats".......he acts like a psycho!! ha!ha!

Anyways, after the GPS tests, Carter is above average in reading and language, and met the standards on everything else!! WE are sooooooooo proud of you Carter! Way to go!!!!

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  • Amy

    Hey! It's Amy from amyeric&luke. Thanks for checking out the blog. My sister and husband think I'm such a kook posting on my blog, but I'm having such fun with it. It's amazing how you can get to know people by seeing little snippets of their lives. Your kiddos are so cute! My little boy, Luke, just finished 1st grade as well. That was amazing how your son changed so much by cutting out the sugar! Must be difficult at times! I absolutely adore your daughters room. Love the black daybed. I had a daybed growing up. When I got married I brought it with me to use in the guest room. We donated it to a family in need last year and I still miss that bed so much! I bought my bedding in my master bedroom at Steinmart. Don't know if you have them where you live. Nice to meet you! I'll check back on you!

  • Ivette Falcon

    Fantastic reading about Carter's success in school this year. Way to go, Mama! My pediatrician always says that he can help 90% of ADD children with a change in diet and discipline. You've shown that it can work. Yeah!! Have a great time in Iowa!