That is a great story! One day you will probably have an opportunity to pass the generosity on in some way. I also loved hearing about the kids who struggled with reading in 2nd then scored perfect on the SAT! Often bilingual children appear to be lagging in the early grades, but usually they take off like a rocket later on and pass everyone up. I saw this first hand with a bilingual family we have been friends with since the first baby was born. Her third grade teacher was very arrogant and practically labeled her stupid, right to her mother's face! I encouraged her mom to keep supporting her, that there was nothing wrong with her intelligence, she was just learning everything in 2 languages. Well, this young lady graduated high school recently with about a 3.7 GPA and was accepted by a prominent east coast university. She is well respected as a bilingual adult and even helped her mom start a bilingual business! I'd love to track down that mean 3rd grade teacher I'll tell you.