Thursday, August 20, 2009

Meet the Teacher

She found her name on the list.
Hope and Ms. "E"
Hope's new school shirt :)
Tonight was Meet the Teacher.
We went to Hope's school first. We had to jump through all the hoops before we got to actually meet the teacher. But, she was worth the wait. She is young, recently married and this is her 2nd year at Hope's school. She has a very gentle disposition. I like her already. She was able to manage the room of lots of parents and students yet make everyone feel comfortable. Of course we bought the mascot t-shirt - Hope was thrilled! She can not wait for school to begin.

We then made our way to Love's school. Which is about a 5 minute drive from Hope's school. We had zero hoops to go through and immediately I thought of Hope's school and how much better prepared they were for the night. We went and purchased Love's school mascot t-shirt...she was asking about a t-shirt the moment we bought Hope's. She was on cloud nine - a bucket full of candy would not have brought an ounce of joy more. We then went on to meet her teacher, who has quite an incredible reputation. Her teacher is very gentle, caring and seems to truly enjoy what she does. She is probably a tad older than us with an established family and has been doing this for a long time. On top of all that, she produces incredible results with her teaching...gotta love that. Love is going to school 2 days a week for 3 hours each day. It is a teacher and speech pathologist who lead the class. It is technically called a language articulation class. But they teach just like pre-k/kindergarten with circle time, board time, centers, computers and such. It is just completely centered on articulation and how to promote proper speech. Love has trouble with beginnings, endings, double consonants, g's, c and k's, f's, l's, well, a lot of the letters and such. I am thankful for such a class and it is a huge bonus that it is offered free of charge. She is getting a head start because she won't technically start school for at least 2 more years. I am a bit sad to send her off to school so soon though. I like having my babies home with me. I know I am only being selfish... it is only 6 hours and I know it will benefit her tremendously. Besides, I could do a lot in a 3 hour chunk of time with zero kids, or I could do very little in complete silence ;)

Mrs. "G" and Love

Love and her new school this kid was one proud yellow jacket. She squealed when we gave her the t-shirt and walked the halls with a bounce in her step and a huge grin covered her entire sweet little face :)

1 comment:

Angie said...

I love "back to school" time. It is so exciting to get back into a schedule, to meet new teachers and friends. As for those 3 hour, girlfriend!