Thank you to each and every one of you teachers! I'm sure we parents don't say it nearly enough, but I really appreciate all you do and how hard you work! It can't be easy -- I know when I've visited and helped out in the classroom, I wonder how you do it and maintain your calm! Is there a bottle of Extra Strength Tylenol hiding in your drawer? :) As the school year is drawing to an end, I am especially thankful for Maddy's school and her wonderful teachers. She has had a terrific year in first grade, and I know that a great deal of the credit goes to her wonderful teacher - Mrs. P. She's been so understanding and helpful -- truly a great teacher. Last night, without any prompting and totally out of the blue, Maddy said that she will really miss her during the summer and next year.
Maddy has learned to read so well in first grade - nice and smooth and even with appropriate inflection and emotion at times! Math has been fun for her too, even though she sometimes gets a little mixed up when adding and subtracting 9s. Maddy still has one more week of school, but we sent our little end-of-the-year gifts yesterday. I thought (and was right) that it might be the last visit Maddy had with her public school teacher who comes in once a week to work with her.
Of course, we borrowed (really copied) the idea from Jodee! If you ever need an idea for anything, ask Jodee! Maddy said that both teachers loved the gift. The cute cello bag has a Star*bucks cup and inside the cup is a gift card. The note reads: "Thanks a latte for the great year." Yes, we love our teachers! Thanks for all you do -- now teachers -- go on, take a break and have a latte and scone and some nice quiet time -- you've earned it!
[Had some issues with Blogger today (and I think it's them - not me) so am reposting.]