Education and Career

Awards and Terrific Kids

This is the last week of school for Lee and Friday is her last day for this school year.  Bo and I went to her third grade skits and awards program on Wednesday morning.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias 0step, focal length 40mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Lee had a few lines for the skits and it was about the Statue of Liberty.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/8, 1/60sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.7step, focal length 40mm, cropped, evaluative metering

I think her proudest award is for math, she mastered her times table.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/8, 1/60sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.7step, focal length 40mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Waiting on line for another award.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.7step, focal length 27mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Rain or shine Lee went to school. I’m very proud of her for receiving a perfect attendance award, only 3 students from her class received this award.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/8, 1/80sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.7step, focal length 27mm, cropped, evaluative metering

And Today I went for the Terrific Kids Presentation ceremony. Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork. Students then work toward achieving the goal during a specific time period. TERRIFIC is an acronym meaning: Thoughtful Enthusiastic Respectful Responsible Inclusive Friendly Inquisitive Capable.  Lee was nominated by her teacher as a terrific kid.  This morning ceremony was for the whole school, Kindergarten through Grade Six.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.7step, focal length 36mm, cropped, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.7step, focal length 40mm, cropped, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 3200, exposure bias -0.7step, focal length 17mm, cropped, evaluative metering

She gave the Terrific Kid bumper car sticker to me, I’m sure it will stay on there for many years.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 200, focal length 27mm, evaluative metering

6 thoughts on “Awards and Terrific Kids”

  1. Congratulations, how wonderful for Lee to receive such fine awards, no wonder that she looks proud. It sounds like a good way to teach children important values.

    The schools here doesn´t use awards in general, but it is continuously discussed if there is better methods to prepare them for their comming life as grown ups in the society, than what is used now.

    Slowly schools have begun to accept gifted childrens right to get education at their level, which is new to us, even it must sound strange to you. Being gifted is not something one likes to talk about here, as explained in the “Jante law” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jante_Law

    1. Hi Giiid, they give grades here like A for highest down to F for failing, and recognize those with straight A as A-honoral, and A-B honoral for students with a few B. Gifted students are encouraged here and one of my nephew was in a gifted program over 10 years ago and their homeworks were extremely difficult even I had a hard time with it. I think American society is very competitive, whether in the education or job arena.

  2. Congratulations with your lovely and clever daughter! Soon I am sure you will teach her so she will also be awarded as a fine gardener like you and your father 😉

  3. Congrats to Lee for finishing 3rd grade. And also grabbing the award for math and perfect attendance too!

    Now it’s time to relax and enjoy the summer. 🙂

    1. Thanks cambree, she is enjoying her Summer thus far, now only if I have a long Summer vacation like her that would be nice. 🙂

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