I have taken over Andrew’s blog for this one post. Many of you read Andrew’s recent posts titled “Going For It” and “Realization.” Well, I wanted to update everyone on how Andrew has been “going for it.” In the first few weeks, he has taken 2 tests. The first was in Social Studies and he got 80% and yesterday he took a Science test and received a 72%. Now these numbers may not knock the socks off any typical parent. But it brings tears to this mom’s eyes.
Andrew has only been in Gen Ed classes for about 3 weeks and has jumped into Eighth Grade material. Not only that, he started these classes in the middle of the year with a brand new para!!!! To understand, retain and then pass back the correct information is a huge feat. Now add to that a body that does not cooperate!!!!! For years, so many have only looked at you from the surface, myself included at times. But there is so much more to you just below that surface and you finally are able to show us! I stand in awe of you Andrew and your determination, strength and patience. Keep “Going For It” and treasure each success! You’ve earned it!