SD wants to be at the baby shower.. And has 18% in math
DH told me that SD told him that BM is mad at her and gave her the silent treatment for wanting to attend our shower Thanksgiving weekend instead of take the trip to ride the Polar Express. SD even brought it up to me at dinner and asked "don't I need to be there?" because she hasn't seen some of her friends (our friend's kids) in over a year and invited some school friends also. Plus it's her baby sister's party and my family from out of town will be here. I told her that DH will talk to BM but that he has no legal foot to stand on and that she will have to talk to BM herself and explain her feelings.
Also, the trip to Ireland and her homework packet given ahead of time was too much to learn without class time and she failed the quizzes that she took last week. On top of that, SD said she and her friend got zeroes on their math tests today because SD asked what time it was (apparently the clock was covered) and they were given no credit. I told her that was a bad judgment call on her part and that you don't talk during tests, period.
I asked SD what she is going to do to not fail and she doesn't know. Either she gets extra credit work or has to take a summer class. If she does pass this far in the semester, it'll be a miracle. Oh, and SD said BM won't allow her to attend summer school. Not sure how she'll get to 9th grade if she fails 8th grade algebra..