I Am Sooooo Proud...

School Medals... - School Medals...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
March 30, 2008 6:11pm CST
Although yesterday was a rough day for me…one good thing did happen. My nephew stayed the night Friday night and brought with him his awards that he got in school. Yup, awards. ? He got one in Mathematics and one in Science. He must get his math skills from someone else b/c I suck at math but I like to think he got some of his science skills from me since I love to know how things work. He is such a smart little boy and he is doing so well in school. He also got a perfect attendance medal but I didn’t get to get a photo of that one. We celebrated a little and had pizza and he watched Monster House. I do need to work on encouraging him with his reading though…he’s too young for Hardy Boys but maybe I can work on getting him some Goosebumps type books since he seems to like those the best. I am just really proud of him and had to brag on him a little. While he was staying over he asked me if he was my favorite nephew and I told him absolutely…that really made him happy. I’ve missed having him over to spend the night. Has your child ever gotten medals or awards in school? Did you celebrate with them? What are their best subjects? Do you think they get it from you? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Wow that is just great...hooray for your nephew...lol I have an 8 yr old nephew that is a super reader. He was reading at 8th grade level at the end of last year and is now reading the Harry Potter books. He is also very artistic too. His teacher told my brother and sister in-law that they should get him in some kind of art classes... his attention to detail is phenomenal. Brightest Blessings, Mari
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Mar 08
Awwwwww, that's wonderful! I'll bet you are really proud of that little nephew of yours. My kids and grandkids got various certificates but I don't think they've ever received medals as a reward for their good work. It's a nice reward to give, because it encourages them, I feel. Brightest Blessings.
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Wow. You have every right to be a proud aunt. For some reason, the only thing that Emily (my daughter) ever brought home was an honorable mention in the 'young authors' competition. She had written a 'book' entitled "My Mom Is Sick". They showcased the winners and honorable mentions at the local library and we had to go with the rest of the town to observe all of them.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I know how you feel about being proud and tell him I think he's doing fantastic..! My son, CJ has Autism and yet he gets A's and B's in school. We work after school each day and he has great help with a personal aide during the day. He loves Math and Spelling. His comprehension in reading isn't very good but he's getting better. It's just wonderful when children exceed beyond our wildest dreams; even though they might not get their 'brains' from us...Which is true for me as well; I am learning by teaching CJ. Good luck and congratulate him for us. God Bless you and yours.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Oh yes, my children have both excellent reading and math skills..I claim the reading part and give credit to my husband for the math part..
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
31 Mar 08
My 16th year old still gets lots of awards. He is excellent in Science and Math too. At the same time he is an excellent baseball player ,so I usually buy him his favorite clothes and shoes and we go out with the family to celebrate.
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@BarBaraPrz (19851)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Mar 08
"Favorite nephew"... I used to call my oldest nephew that when he was little. Of course, I could get away with it because he was my only nephew at the time.
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31 Mar 08
Hi there! Firstly I'd like to say congratulations to your nephew! Well done! My nephew is four, five in April, and I have to say I know exactly how you feel. When my lad comes home to his mother (my sister) with an award I feel like I could burst with pride. He was born premature and has learning difficulties but since he started school last year he's come on in leaps and bounds. He's constantly surprising us with new achievements and we couldn't be prouder of him! He's such a brave and intelligent little boy! It's lovely to see them achieve so much! Well done to your nephew once more, he sounds like a very bright little boy! Congratulations! Lisa. Xxx.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Apr 08
In second grade they wanted to hold him back b/c they said he "wasn't mature enough" for the 2nd grade. My Brother took him out for the year and homeschooled him and now he seems to be doing so much better. He is getting all A's and B's as is his sister, my Niece. She also got an award in Language Arts so I am also proud of her as well. Thanks for responding!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
2 Apr 08
I'm so happy for you that your nephew is obviously doing so well! Well done to your brother for being so devoted! They wanted to stop my nephew from starting school for an extra year and then put him in a special school for mentally handicapped children. Although my sister knew the benefit these schools have for some children she knew my nephew would benefit more from a normal school. She battled hard and he is now consequently doing very well. Congratulations once more to both your very bright little nephew and your wonderfully devoted family! You all deserve them! Lisa. Xxx.
2 Apr 08
Oh, beg your pardon, congratulations to your niece too! She's sounds equally as bright as her brother! They're lucky to have such a loving and devoted family! Well done all! :-D Lisa. Xxx.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
31 Mar 08
woww... that is fantastic... i will be very proud of him as well if i were his aunt... what he does is amazing... may be your nephew can be a scientist when he grows up since he is so good at maths and science... good on you for celebrating it with him... anyway, please help me to congratulate him on my behalf... take care and have a nice day...
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Apr 08
He talks about being a person that designs characters for the movies...so I try to encourage him where I can. Whatever he does I know he'll do well. Thanks for responding!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Good for you, keep encouraging him! I don't get to see my grandkids very often, but I am always amazed when I do.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I love encouraging him...even when he asks me questions I try to give him honest, upfront answers instead of brushing the questions off. Thanks for responding!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Fantastic! It is great that you made a BIG deal out of his awards…. I think it makes the kids want to work harder especially when they know that they are being praised for doing a good job. My daughter is more social than she is academic. This is really hard for me—as I was both- I strived for A’s. I always tell myself that she is not me. I am so proud of her when she tries her hardest. She has gotten awards- perfect attendance and a couple for science as well. Her grades are average- She makes the merit roll each month- not the honor roll. It’s ok with me- As long as she gives it her all—and YES we celebrate everything good that happens at school.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
5 Apr 08
wow..thats wonderful.. I have no kids and nephew yet but I remember when I was growing up and I got a silver medals twice. My parents will always bring me something new and It makes me soo proud that they are telling the friends and our relatives how proud they are!lol..those were the days!
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• Australia
5 Apr 08
My oldest daughter started school this year and while it was hard on me letting her go, I know that she is doing very well. One of the brightest in her class and apparently very responsible. Hhhmmm, not so at home! Celebrating every little award has our fridge covered! lol. Praise and cuddles are big in our house, and we give extras for good behaviour etc.
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@drannhh (15226)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I wonder if he would like the book Whittington. It is a marvelous children's story that might appeal to boys as well as girls. It puts a new twist on an old tale and would be appropriate for children who like cats. As he gets older he might like reading biographies of famous mathematicians and scientists.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Apr 08
all my kids were good at math and up I think they got it from me now the ones that can spell got that from their dad. We would go eat out or something when they got good reports in scholl but we moved so much the only trophy that was got was my youngest son got a trouphy for basketball.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
1 Apr 08
You have a very smart lil nephew there, twoey. Good reason to be proud of him. My daugher gets awards at school as well for reading a certain amount of books and passing quizzes on them, math awards. She would of received a perfect attendance award at the end of the school year but she got so sick b4 Easter break that she had to miss a day of school. She hasn't been sick all school year till now. Almost made it but, oh well, maybe next year.
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• United States
31 Mar 08
My son brought home an award today. I'm so proud of him. The first report card period my son did rather badly. He's 6 and only in the first grade. He didn't quite grasp the whole concept of school. Well this report card he brought so many of his grades up and and didn't fail anything. Well today he brought home a principal award for bringing his grades up.,
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• United States
31 Mar 08
I only had one son and he is a adult now with a family of three of his own. But when he was in school he didn't get any medals or anything like that. What he accomplished he did because he knew he could do it. He is a very smart individual and things come easy to him. His best subject was math. One of his teachers taught him and the other students how to figure in their heads without paper or pencil. It amazes me how he can do this. I am talking about not only small numbers but doing very big numbers. I would never be able to do that. He has always had a thirst for knowledge and researchs on the internet a lot.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
Yes I sure did when my kids was in school now I do it with my grand baby
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
we used to get stars beside our names, and that was a great motivator for me when I was young, also when I was in grade 7 I wrote my first short story and it was put on the board outside of the principals office where all the students best work was. I was very proud of that as well.