School ended Friday with an early dismissal. Tim practically drug his teacher’s end of year gift into the school. It was a little bit heavy for a first grader but he was insistent in being the one to bring it to her. His class enjoyed a movie and playtime and a breakfast treat of donut holes, fresh fruit, boiled eggs and co-jack cheese squares. Then we washed it all down with juice boxes. Tim’s class enjoyed one last carpet discussion with their teacher, discussing their favorites memories from the year and piping up to list vocabulary words and their meanings, which seemed more difficult than your average first grade. It was impressive hearing them add words like infer, sincerely, contrast, and compare to their list, and even more impressive when different kids would pipe up with the correct definition. I thoroughly enjoyed my “fly on the wall” moment, soaking it all in, especially since these Mommy moments are few since I teach at my child’s school.
Tim and I chose a bag of sunshine to give his teacher as a departing gift. It doubled as a teacher appreciation gift because I never managed to do anything during that week long celebration. I really wanted to shower her with our appreciation for a dream experience in the first grade.
I chose a bright green cooler bag to stuff full of bright yellow, summery items for her to enjoy. A beach towel, candies, seeds, lotion and body wash, gum, candle, chap stick, and other goodies filled the inside. I didn’t take a picture of the tag I attached but it was a bright yellow sunshine saying thank you for helping us to shine this year.
After school ended, Jeff picked Tim up from school and took him home. I stayed for the end of the school year teacher’s luncheon and then headed home to begin our summer vacation!