You could hear my son’s nervousness by the way he walked; tiny, short, hesitant steps.
School is getting real.
The school broke down the senior kindergarten class into three separate classes. I scanned the class lists and found that only one friend was assigned with him. Thankfully though, he was his best friend. My stomach turned watching him enter the school making sure his friend was attached to his hip. The door closed and the feeling of dread washed over me. He doesn’t do well with change.
At pick up time, I saw his busy hat on the top of his head that was sky high and his genuine smile. His backpack bounced as he ran towards me and he said, “Momma, this is the best day for all the days ever! I like school!” His teacher, a tall slender blonde with a gentle face, waved in my direction. I smiled back. “Momma, my teacher is so nice. She makes me laugh and stuff.”
Well done grade one teacher. Well done.
I went in his backpack that night and found a large agenda book. “You have to sign it for all of the days so you know I’m learning.” I flipped to September 2nd and she had listed questions that I had to answer. I thought it was wonderful that all of the questions revolved around his learning style, what he excels at, what he likes, what can she do to help him improve in any areas, etc.
Under his strengths I wrote:
“He knows a lot of sight words and over the summer, he read his first book front to back with little prompting. He is a very athletic child and runs like the wind. With that said I must warn you, he’s broken two bones in JK, used up the school’s supply of bandages in SK, bloody noses, skinned elbows, bumps to the head…in other words, you’re going to need some bubble wrap…. ”
I continued to write in the blank comment box:
“I picked him up and he had a smile on his face. He said that you were really nice and I consider that a “first day” win. We look forward to watching him grow this year.”
When the agenda book was returned the next day, she squeezed a small note under my writing, “LOL! You’re hilarious! I’m so glad to have him in my class this year.” I almost needed a magnifying glass.
That woman needs stationary!
Did you know that Minted sells stationary for teachers? They come in a variety of designs that can be personalized and that suits not only female teachers but male ones too.
You can customize these unique and modernized stationaries with a variety of colour options and different types of paper such as their signature paper and even 100% recycled paper. They are also delivered in an embossed white gift box.
They also carry other high quality back to school items for your child such as:
And there are so much more including wall prints to spruce up a classroom or dorm room and photo gifts.
I highly recommend checking out Minted, the market for independent design by exceptional artists from all over the world. Weddings, Baby and Kids, Seasonal, Paperie, Gifts, Party Decor, there is something for everyone.
Send your child back to school with awesome personalized items that will get them excited.
And don’t forget about the person who will be shaping their minds this year!
Disclaimer: I received compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.