Reflecting on the progress of the Hoy kids this school year, I am mostly content. Alyssa was a mess the weekend before she started middle school, but from the first day on, she relished the opportunities it held. Jackson matured as a student throughout the forth grade, taking my threat seriously. ("The learning will happen. Before the grade, I am not involved. If after the grade, I will be involved.") Matthew, too, made progress this year. His final report card had a few first grade standards met. Not all of them, not linear, not easy, but it is progress.
I love progress!