SD's progress and updates
There is some good news while SD's report card showed improvement on majority of the areas she was lacking last semester, SD does need to improve on the areas of new information and especially continuing to work on sight words. SD's state testing on reading and math came back. In September SD was "approaching grade K" in 7 areas and only "at grade K" in 3 and now in January she was "approaching grade K" in 2 areas and "at grade K" in 8 areas. It is amazing how SD not being late or missing a day of school this entire school year has made a difference. SD is at grade K completely in Math right now and the two areas that need improvement to be at grade level are in reading. We have no idea if BM got SD the tutor she claimed back in October because she did not share an update on that, but if SD is where she needs to be without a tutor, it doesn't matter.
We facetimed with SD on Saturday and found out that SD no longer shares a room with her sister. Apparently BM and her DH moved out to the mudroom/laundry room of their 2 bedroom house. It seems the sisters are still struggling on getting along, but hey at least SD has her own room. SD was facetiming us from BM's bedroom is why we know this and said how it is the coldest room in the house... because it probably is not insulated and is not intended to be a bedroom. Not that any of that matters, just was totally judging that and the terrible taste in decorating they have.
We also discovered that BM is letting SD watch a TV 14 show when SD is only 6 ... not going to say anything to her about it obviously, but she has such a different style of parenting. Allowing SD to watch things too old for her, playing games too old for her, encouraging make up and such. We aren't going to say anything, there is nothing we can do, we just shake our head because we think it is all too old for her. I am sure BM thinks we are too strict because we don't let excessive screen time whether it be TV, phone, tablet, etc. and she knows we don't allow roblox, basically the opposite of BM's carefree house.
We hope SD continues to improve with school and hopefully things are going well at BM's house, but we won't really know until SD is here to tell us in person because she won't over the phone. Good thing DH stood his ground in the retention meeting last school year so SD was put in kindergarten instead of put in first grade like BM wanted and still tried to push at the beginning of this year. SD was NOT at all ready for first grade especially at this new district.