I do have another brag: DD8 (attending a gifted magnet) recently got her first report card and it was straight As. We're all actually a bit baffled by this, since this year has seen MANY more wrong answers (in most cases she has left things blank or not followed instructions correctly) than we have EVER seen before in her life, and her teacher is grumbling about "attention issues." We were all quite sure there would not be an A in math, especially. However, an A it was. I think it's possible her teacher was either grading on the curve or going easy on all the kids for the first period, because it doesn't actually make sense numerically based on what I've seen come home. So it was a bit weird to talk about this with DD! But, you know, what can you say? It would seem she's still meeting expectations, in any case.