Mercede - posted on 02/16/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son, in grade 2, brought home his report card yesterday. He's lowered down to all G's(good) from all E(excellent)levels, and all B's from A+. So, naturally I freaked out and asked him why he's getting only "good" and not "excellent" and where are all A+ marks? He's a very bright boy and always one of the highest students in his classes. but, I know that's just how he is, he doesn't actually work hard to earn it. So, as I was venting over this and starting to give him a list of the privileges he may loose as a result, he asked me: Mom, what's the different between good and excellent and what's a big deal about B or A? I tried to explain it to him that there is a big difference between the two: "Excellent" means you've done your best and have been the best which is not what "Good" is.
However, I would like to know other moms' intakes on this. How important is a report card to you. and how do you deal with it when you're in a similar situation.
Thanks for your ideas.