Every month the third grade teachers hand out pride awards to select students from each class. Grace received one today from her teacher, which was read aloud in front of the whole third grade. I immediately asked her if she thought that was embarrassing, and she gave me an emphatic, "YES!" (But she was also very encouraged.)
"Grace has a quiet, gentle way about her. She loves to learn and enjoys sharing her thoughts and ideas with the class. She is kind to everyone and is a person you can count on to always be making good choices. Thank you for working hard each and every day of school, Grace! You are one terrific kid!"