"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Surprise

In Katya's school papers from today, we found this:

She's clearly drawn a rhythm (two eighths, one quarter, etc.) and has marked the beat under them, counting the eigth-note. She's right: two eighths to a quarter.  We were/are very excited, because she did not have music class today--she drew it on her paper during a "free" period.  Considering she's only been using a pencil for less then two years, and taking music lessons for even less time, her musical handwriting is very good. And clearly she is learning things in her music lessons!

We also have another BIG, BIG, BIG surprise. When we pulled out the rest of Katya's paperwork, her behavior charting slip was BLANK. We were so surprised, as it's never been blank before, so we flipped to her communications' notebook to see what it said. "Katya had NO negative behaviors today!"

WOW! That is soooo huge! Katya was tremendously pleased with herself when we praised her for having gentle hands and feet all day today at school! She beamed. Hopefully, this is the start of lots more positive days for Katya!! I know realistically old habits die hard and so we are not likely to have smooth sailing from here on out, but progress is progress, and this is such a very hopeful sign of better days to come! ;-)


Hevel said...

Yay for Katya! She is clearly musical!

Christie Minich said...

That is so cool!