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Monday, May 11, 2009

One Sad Little Girl

There was one sad little girl that got off the bus this afternoon. My friend's daughters stay with me after school every afternoon and have for the past several years. You know how if you are around a kid for a while you can tell by the way they get off the bus how their day went? I could tell as soon as I saw Samantha this afternoon that she was not a happy camper. She handed me a wadded up piece of paper to read as soon as she got in. Their school participates in the Accelerated Reader Program, the students earn points by reading books and then taking tests on the computer. She is six and in the first grade so this s her first year participating in the program. There are prizes earned for different point levels and she has been working so hard to earn the fifty points needed to receive a t-shirt. The best part of having the t-shirt is that once you have earned one you can wear your t-shirts on AR assembly days and be out of dress code. The cut off day for taking tests and earning points was Friday. The wadded up piece of paper was her final point tally of 49.6 points. Less than half a point away from her goal. Later she told her mom that a card from me would make her feel better so this is the card that she will get tomorrow. I used MFT's What's the Story Flopsy and made a card that I know she will love. When she makes cards she like to use the ticket corner punch and the acrylic drops and I also used some orange which is one of her favorite colors. Paper is DCWV and Flopsy was colored with Prisma markers.  Thanks for checking in tonight!

21 comments:

Becky said...

How sad for her, to try her best a fail by such a small margin. This card would cheer anyone up, love the dp papers.

tmcc4 said...

The colors are awesome together and I just love the card! it made me smile when I saw it..TFS!
Mandy

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww, this is toooo sweet!!! love the darling bunny!!!

Scrapping Julie said...

awww. poor samantha! so close. how sweet that a card from you made her feel better. your card is very cute a am sure she loved it.

Scrapping Julie said...

awww. poor samantha. so close.
how sweet that a card from you would make it all better. such a cute card too. have fun this weekend!!!!!

Susan Raihala said...

Wow. That is SAD! My goodness, your cute card is bound to help her feel better and move forward from this huge disappointment.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous. Perfect DP to match your adorable image! Love it!!!

Michelle said...

adorable card that will surely make her feel betetr..

but im thinking..first grader? why couldnt her teacher be a sweetie and let her know that she was SO close..so that she could have made the 50 point requirement..

im thinking THAT would have been the nice thing to do.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

49.6--That breaks my heart! I'm sure your card will cheer her up.

Karen from PA said...

How awful to be so close. It is so sweet that she feels that way about her cards. This is perfect, it sure made me smile.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh man, my heart is just breaking for her. I'd make her a t-shirt if I could that would tell her what a super phenomenal reader she is and that she is a super star in my book!
but how very cool that she told you that a card would make her feel better. and your card is just perfect. it made me feel better, too!

oh, please give her big hugs from way over here! tell her I think she is wonderful!!!! :)

Martha said...

ahhh this will make her feel much better!
what a great card for her.

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, that is such a sad story. But, your card is darling, and I'm sure she'll be all better with it.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How sad that your little friend didn't quite meet her goal. I hope your card will give her the encouragement to keeping trying.

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow...you were busy while I was away! Love this card for little Samantha. I am sure it brightened her day!

Your bride card by Hanna Stamps also stood out to me! What a great image! Love the bling and the heart brads!

Jackie said...

You are truly sweet for making the card! She will love it!

Grace said...

Oooooh that's so sad! She did so well and came so close! This card will be very special for her... it's adorable! You're sweet to do this for her!

Dru said...

I love this card, and what a sweet gesture for this little girl - I'm sure it was of great encouragement to her.

DaDoodleDiva said...

How sad for the little girl; but I am so glad you could make her happy. Good choice of Flopsey from MFT! Love them.

Paula said...

Glad you made her a card! What a bummer!

~Michelle~ said...

what a bummer for the little girl! I'm sure she loved her card! It is super-sweet!