Monday, September 26

Ranger of the Week

Our elementary school’s good behavior incentive program is called “Ranger of the Week.”  Each week one student from their class is rewarded for outstanding behavior and showing respect to their teachers and classmates.  They get a special poster hung of them in the front hall, a ribbon, a pencil, a badge to wear all week, and their picture in the class newsletter.  On Friday the rangers all sit on the stage, which is transformed into “Ranger Café”.  They get to listen to music and talk as much as they want.   Last week the teachers chose their first Rangers of the Week for the school year.  Being the first Ranger of the year is an additional honor.  The teachers have their pick of any student in the class and choose the one who has truly set the example for the other students for the year.  So guess who was awarded such an honor?  Drum roll please. . . . . 




That's right both my girls were chosen as the First Rangers of the Week from their classes.


Zana was so excited.  I love to see her happy and this honor made her week….maybe even the whole school year.  What a feather in the cap of this little girl who has been working so hard to adjust to kindergarten.  Zana said that she showed respect by listening to the teacher and always sitting criss-cross-applesauce. Her teacher told me that she has blossomed these first six weeks in school.  She answers questions, talks with her friends, sings songs and smiles a lot.  I am so proud of her. I am glad she gets to be a leader and example to her classmates.


JJ was pleased to be the Ranger.  She does her best each and every day.  Her teacher told me that she was telling her husband all about  JJ and how he has to meet her sometime because “you can’t describe in words her cute personality.  She is just so J.n..h and I love that.”  I love that JJ has a teacher who likes her for her, not just because she is so well behaved.  JJ likes her teacher too and has already decided that second grade is way better the first. She also got her reading test back and she is reading right at grade level.  That is a huge accomplishment for a girl who still mixes up her d’s and b’s.  She has been working really hard and it is paying off.  

I feel so blessed to have these two wonderful girls as my daughters.  I makes my heart leap for joy that they are successful in school and have teachers who appreciate them.  It is my  mission in life to raise exceptional human beings and it is so rewarding to know that I am doing what I was sent here on earth to do.   

Congratulations girls. You both deserve it.  I love you!