Yesterday was conference day for Ella and Jacob. Jacob has struggled with his school work since, forever. He received special ed. services as a preschooler and was placed in a DCD, Developmentally Cognitively Delayed, classroom in Kindergarten. Mark and I both thought and stated we did not see Jacob as having delays, he was just struggling. Whether it was because of his prematurity and early hospitalization or being adopted at 19 mos. and the adjustment to all that I don't know. But, we always knew he would catch up.
Yesterday I walked into the classroom and the teacher was so excited she could barely contain herself. She said, "You won't believe what Jacob did today." She proceeded to tell me as she was retesting him quickly before our conference to check his reading level she started at the G level, the level he'd been working on. He aced it. She handed him the H level - aced it and answered all her comprehension questions. Then the I level and then the J level and that's where he began to struggle a bit. He is now at the level which is the beginning of his grade. It's the first time his grade level and reading level are within reach - she declared, "He will be caught up by the end of this year."