September 3rd 2019
I have a Back-to-School Parent Trick I will gift you here. It is a passport to the inside of your child’s classroom. Better than flowers, or a gift card or a… [shudders] mug. For the mere price of our modest property taxes, and about maybe 30 bucks at CostCo… you can show up on the first day of school and get INTO your child’s classroom. Just have cases of Kleenex, Clorox Wipes and hand sanitizer in your arms. That’s it! The teacher goes, “My goodness! Wow thank you! Can you bring that in right over here?”
And voila. There you are, inside!
And if you are new to the school –as I am to my son’s new Junior High– you can find out, like; WHERE the classroom is, WHO his teacher is, WHAT she is like, WHAT they will be learning there, WHO else is in the room and more!
My son’s schedule and Social Studies class expectations:
Sample’s of our school’s inclusive culture and spectacular diversity!!
Even caught a glimpse of his new Spanish Teacher!
Sample a taste of moving with the herd (deafening cacophony not available):
And in my case, Boy even comes over to check in with me (who, me?) for a moment… in front of classmates and everything!
I use the word “pride” very carefully, but I am *proud* of our Boy for choosing to approach this new chapter of school with preparedness, calm, optimism, a degree of hygiene, and curiosity. (o;
Go BOY! (I got your back. I’m right here! YOO-HOO!! MOMMY LOVES YOOOOOO!!!!)