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"Thank you, I saw your note; however she has much potential to do well.I'm sending another note:
"I agree – Dolly has amazing potential! You cannot even begin to know the progress she's made since coming to our home. She spoke no English 2 years ago and her Spanish was at least a year behind as well. (She was in speech therapy.) Dolly is a wonderful kid with tons of potential. However, she still gets confused easily. :) All is good though.Dolly got a smiley face today. She really does seem to enjoy school and for that I'm grateful. I hope she continues to stay positive toward things. The brick & mortar schools where I live are so rigorous. Texas in general has so many issues because of how they interpret No Child Left Behind. They don't encourage true learning at all. Everything is "teach to the test". Preschoolers bring home homework! Kindergarteners have spelling words to write and take weekly spelling tests. They skill and drill the Hell out of the kids. They have little time with manipulatives. The quantity of worksheets Dolly does daily is mind boggling.
~ Cherub Mamma"
My home is filled with high-quality toys that allow Dude and Dolly (and the rest of my kids) to explore real learning though. It'll all come out in the wash eventually....providing Dolly isn't stuck in Care forever.