Monday, May 9, 2016

Appreciating the teachers

This year my son is lucky to have a crew of five fantastic female teachers, who we were super happy to spoil with some simple handmade zipper pouches and their favorite candies last week. Second grade has been such a great year, and I'm so lucky that my son goes to a school where it feels like every single staff and faculty member cares for all of the kids.

Teacher Gifts 2016 by Elizabeth Dackson

His two teachers are so amazing. So patient, so thoughtful, so caring. They are the kind of teachers you hope your kid will have, and I'm so grateful to them for making second grade so enjoyable for my kiddo. My son is a gifted student, and while that comes with some wonderful pros that make him a great student, it also comes with some emotional baggage that can make school challenging, and his two teachers were so wonderful with him this year.

Writing sweet teacher notes by Elizabeth Dackson

His art and music teachers are also delightful with him. He played the role of Santa in the holiday school musical, so he's got a bit of a soft spot for his music teacher in particular. But right now, I think his favorite teacher is his PE teacher. She's always got a great big grin whenever I see her around school, and her sunny disposition is beyond infectious.

Now if only they'd keep him for the summer too - I'm kidding! Mostly ;) I know my son is sad to see that the school year is coming to an end, as he adores school, but here's hoping that third grade is worth the wait!


  1. What a thoughtful gift for all of your son's teachers. This was a great idea - and with your limited time as a new mom - special!

  2. Nice gift for the teachers and the positive compliments are so nice to hear. As a mother of two gifted children and a teacher of gifted children, I would like to commend you for your knowledge and awareness of the gifted child.

  3. As a newly retired elementary music teacher ( who now has glorious time to sew and quilt!) , your post really hit home. As teachers, we become completely engaged and emotionally attached to our students. I still hold dear to the little things that students gave me because those students left an indelible mark on me. As a music teacher I also had the privilege of being a spectator to and in many case be involved with these students through their senior year.
    As a mother and grandmother, I remember being indebted to my children's teachers, especially the ones who took an interest in not only their education but personal learning styles and personality. Here's to 3rd grade ( one of my favorite grades to teach). Sounds like your son will be great and make some wonderful memories.


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