Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Are you smarter than MY 5th grader?

Warning: Bragging Post (Ayin Hara not welcome here)


You've been warned: it's a bragging post from one proud Momma.  First off, I do have to admit that the whole story will be peppered with "Immigrant Parent" moments. And you'll be sure to spot them.


So, daughter J came home from school today eager to share her good news. She took some kind of statewide? neighborhood wide? (not really sure as to the details, I'm just an "IP") standardized test a few days ago, based mostly on math and logic questions. An official woman was there administering the test, and when J went to hand hers in, the woman told her that since she is an Olah Chadasha (bottom of the food chain new immigrant), they would not be able to "count" her test. 


I had heard none of this until today. Today the same government official? ("IP") showed up to hand back the tests. 5 girls in 5th grade in each school will go on to take a higher level test against other 5th graders nationwide. And the girl with the highest 5th grade score? None other than my immigrant daughter, thank you very much. Ha! 


I'd take a guess to say they are counting that test now...

4 comments:

Wendy said...

poo,poo,poo. Must've been her second grade math foundations shining through.

Rami said...

Schep Nachas !!!! It is the love and encouragement she gets from her parents

Anonymous said...

along with Rami's comment dont forget the great education she got at DHR!

NekudaTova said...

Truth be told, she struggled with Math at DHR. She works tremendously hard and she gets the credit for this one! No one else :)