Jackson brought home a tiny note last Friday saying that he was getting an award at school on Tuesday at 9:15 AM and that I would want to attend. I asked Jackson what it was for and he didn't know. So this morning I got ready and went to his school. Jackson received a certificate recognizing him for scoring in the top 10 % of 3rd graders in the nation on the ITBS test (The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) are a set of standardized tests given annually to school students in the United States. These tests are given to students beginning in kindergarten and progressing until Grade 8 to assess educational development)...to say the least I was shocked!! *not that I didn't think he was smart but I didn't expect that* I am so proud of him and he was very proud too. It was awesome and he was so happy. He also received and award from his teacher last week for being the top reader in his class..... I guess all of my nagging him to read every night pays off! Jackson has been in a 3/4 split class this year and loves his teacher Miss. Crocker (she is amazing) but he is looking forward to summer vacation. Way to go Jackson we are soooooo proud of you!!