Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Awards and Idol

If you are allergic to parental bragging posts.  Skip the first part of this one.  
The 2012 school year is almost over.  I cannot believe it. 
On Thursday I will have a 1st grader and a 3rd grader!
Today was the 3rd trimester awards at the school.  My younger son is in Kindergarten and our school does not do awards for K students and it is perfectly fine with me since they don't do a lot of testing in that grade and they go for 1/2 the day also.  So for Jonathan we are waiting for the report card to see how he did this trimester :)  So the awards ceremony was for Will who is finishing 2nd grade.  I am proud of both my sons.  Will so far has been a fantastic student.  A top of the class kind of student.  He puts a lot of pressure on himself, he wants to do well and he does.  I am strict with my kids.  School and good manners are #1.  I always tell them that being a student is their job and that it is very important to take it seriously.   My hope is that Jonathan will follow Will's example! 
Today Will received the award for the TOP READER of the 2nd grade.  This is the second year in a row that he gets that award.   To receive any kind of reading award the students have to read books and take quizzes on each of them and get a score of 80% or better and they get between 0.5 to 2 points for each quizz depending on how difficult the books are.  Most of the winners today have between 15 and 45 pts for the year.  2 girls, who are actually twins, have 50 pts and Will has 161.2 pts!

Here is a short clip of the Principal giving Will his award:

He also received the Perfect Attendance Award.  I am not a huge fan of this one.  I am happy that he got it because it means that he was healthy all year.  What I don't like is that some parents will send their kids to school when they are sick just to get this award.  I think it is not OK to do that.  This is the second year in a row that Will gets this one also.  Last time he missed school was in October of  Kindegarten year.

Only 2 half days and school will be over!

Will and his FANTASTIC teacher!
She is the best, we were so lucky to have her for 2 yrs.

Not much to report other than the heat is here to stay and it does change my runs.  Yesterday it was over 80 before 9 am.  I have to be careful with the heat, there is no shade where I run and I tend to get dehydrated VERY easily.  Next week is taper and I will be inside on the treadmill for the whole week.  I am hoping for a cool morning on June 2nd or even rain!

I got an email for a local race on Memorial Day.  It is for the Red Cross.  They have 5 and 10k and kids races.  I have a really hard time resisting signing up for this one.  Maybe it is not the smartest thing to do the Monday before my Saturday Half Marathon?   Maybe I should just sign the boys up for this one and skip it...what would you do?

Tonight is the American Idol finale!  Are you watching Idol? Who do you like?  I called the winner on Day 1 of the audition and he is still in it to win it like Randy would say!!!
He is the only one I really liked this season and I hope he wins!  I am so over those judges who stand up and clap only for the ones who scream the loudest.
This is who should win: Phillip Phillips!!!!


On the Right Track said...

I am in total LOVE, LUST AND AWE over Phillip Phillips!!! He was the number one pic for our entire family from day one as well...can't wait for tonight...I was actually nervous watching the results last week!! Seriously? at 44 years old nervous over idol? kinda funny ;)

Boston Bound Brunette said...

Congratulations to Will!! He is awesome!! I'm actually jealous because my son hates to read and we struggle with and his AR tests. I have to disagree with you on your Idol vote though. I love Jessica Sanchez but honestly think that Phillip Phiilips will get it because all of the girls are in love with him!!

Christy said...

I can't run in heat either. I get overheated and run really slowly which means frustration. Good ole summer equals treadmill time for us Arizonians as well. Good luck in your race!

Shannon said...

Your little boy is sooooo cute! Congrats on the awards!

I seem to be having a hard time resisting races, too. Might be the reason for my dwindling bank account! :)I say-GO FOR IT!


misszippy said...

You absolutely should be proud! I'm glad you shared it with us--big accomplishment for a little guy!

I'd skip the race this weekend if your focus is really on your half.

brg said...

I usually error on the side of caution(proven by me being a new runner and negative splitting my races) - so I would skip the race and save my legs for the half marathon. but what do i know?? do what you think is best!!

Terzah said...

Congrats to Will! I can't believe parents send sick kids to school to get a perfect attendance record. Geez. That will not be me next year (just got the school supplies list for fall kindergarten--so excited--I love school supplies!).

I hate running hot. It's the only good thing about being injured--I don't have to run in the heat.

Christina said...

I agree, I don't like the "Perfect Attendance" thing either! My daughter got an aware for that last semester and I thought, well, it just means she didn't happen to get sick. I don't think they should give out awards for things kids can't control (like getting sick!!!) Congratulations on the awards for your son :-) I'm revamping my running here as well. It is getting hot and I will have kiddo home from school for the summer soon. I foresee a lot of treadmill at the YMCA runs. We have our own treadmill at home, but somehow people watching at the Y seems more interesting and my daughter can play in the kids zone a bit for something to do.

Nelly said...

Philip Phillips! Yea!

I can't believe that you called it on him from the beginning, that is awesome. I don't think the person that I've wanted to win Idol from the beginning has ever actually won.

He did amazing, and he deserved the title! His song "Home" was awesome!

And sounds like you have some genius kids on your hands - wow.

Anonymous said...

You should be a proud mama! Great job!!

I would do the 5k, that should give you the final kick for the half and you have enough time to rest. Good luck!