The Love Magnet took the official testing that shows her ranking (at grade level, slightly below, very below) in reading. Let me just say right now that The Love Magnet doesn't do well with testing unless you know how to create the best environment for her.
Putting a timer in front of her is like placing a toy within her reach. Lets just say that she was more interested with the timer than the words and sounds in front of her.
Her teacher asked that she be allowed to try again. So, after a movie, when the kids were all hyped up again, The Love Magnet redid her testing without having any distractions on the table.
She read at grade level.
Let me repeat that from the rooftops. SHE READ AT GRADE LEVEL!!
Not only did she read at grade level, she was one of the top readers for her class.
Vice-Principal, bless his heart, is now debating with the district, trying to get the second set of scores submitted for her scoring (they have a policy to test only once.)
A few days later TLM, went to the Principal's office to read to her. Our principal, who was not keen about the idea of holding my daughter back in 1st grade for another year, now has declared that it was a good thing. The results were that amazing.
On the way back to class, my daughter insisted on reading to the librarian and any other adult she caught out in the hallway. She came home that day, talking nonstop about the people who heard her read.
I will say again and again, God bless her teacher, her aides, and everyone who had a part in teaching my daughter to read. I shall try to put together video in the next month or so and demonstrate the fabulous program and combines phonics and basic sign. It works.
Psst - just in case you didn't know: MY DAUGHTER CAN READ!
(I've been grinning about this all week.)