Real quick, I just wanted to touch on something posted by Linds on Facebook yesterday pertaining to teachers and it was spot on.
Nolan has only been in school for 2 days and I am already amazed by how much time, effort, and thought his teacher has put in to make sure these kids have the best experience. Thank you teachers!
She then shared something from Instagram that read:
A teacher somewhere in your neighborhood tonight is grading and preparing lessons to teach your children while you are watching television. In the minute it takes you to read this, teachers all over the world are using their “free time”, and often investing their own money, for your child’s literacy, prosperity, and future.
Nolan’s kindergarten teacher has, in two days, sent home two sheets of what they did, what we should ask him about his day, as well as a correspondence envelope that goes to school and comes home with him every day. I’m not sure if it’s standard, but we’ve been told she does this all year long and also gave us the option to get it emailed instead of a hard copy. Pretty labor intensive and thorough but totally appreciated .
Not to mention the envelope she sent home over the summer complete with three name tag stickers to wear the first week (a 3-day week) and a letter to Nolan complete with a QR code to scan so he could hear her read him the letter. There was a First Day checklist along with a bag of Ready Confetti for Nolan to put under his pillow so he got a good night of sleep before the first day that’s still there and “magically” moves around the house piece by tiny piece.
But yeah, it’s only been two days but he loves it. He excitedly waits for the bus every morning, beaming with a smile when he sees the “cheese wagon” in the distance.
So thank you to all the teachers out there. The hours and hours of work you put in outside of school might go unnoticed by many, but not by us. Not after two days of our oldest being in kindergarten.
(And thanks to Ray the bus driver for greeting Nolan by name and opening the doors with a smile)