Got Bear's first exam grade. English final exam - 76. Final semester grade: 57. Last semester grade: 83. Final grade: 70. He passed.
The progress report we were given just yesterday said he had a 25 for this 6 weeks so far. Suddenly he has a 35. Just enough to add to his average to give him a 70. This is the teacher who sent me an e-mail saying she thought the girl she'd assigned to help Bear finish a project Bear was supremely late on, had done most of the work, "but at least it's turned in." Coincidence?