It has been pointed out to me that I forgot a few things in my return to blogging.....My boys are lucky enough to be able to attend the same elementary school Greg and I both did. I have fond memories of HP and even after I left elementary, my mom still taught/teaches there, so our entire family is very familiar with the building. Probably too familiar. One of my sisters required stitches due to a accident while running in the building. My brother broke a window with a friend, and I am sure my littlest sister did something.......I am just not sure at this moment.
D is in 4th grade and has had GREAT teachers at HP. He amazes me each year what he learns and is able to be taught. This year he is lucky enough to be surrounded by two ladies that I love and adore, at least most days!!!! His teacher is a dear friend of mine and our entire family. She loves her classroom, and loves D. She has his best interest at heart and is not afraid to put me in my place if I am over stepping or being a little hard on him. ( I know you are surprised, that I would be hard on him). Ms. B is a great lady all around. She is a wonderful MATH teacher and loves to see her kids "get it". She knows what they need to know and how to teach it to them. One day when D is using math everyday, I know he will look back and Ms. B will be the reason!!!
D also gets to spend some time in my mom's room. She is the best reading teacher around, and I don't just say that because we are related.....You can ask most people around and they will save the same. D was not sure how he felt about taught by JoJo. He has a hard time separating what is expected in class and getting trouble by his grandmother......But half way through the year, I would not have it any other way.
C.B. is in 2nd grade and we are lucky again. He has a long time friend of mine as a teacher. We are the same age and grew up in Benton together. Many of you know, C.B. is a strong will child, to say it mildly, and I worry each year about his teacher and classroom. I want him to learn and continue to grow BUT I also don't want him to drive a teacher crazy, which I KNOW he is capable of. He has had a great year so far and I know we have Mrs. T to thank for that. She is open to anything that will help C.B. It is like he is the only kid in her class. I know she works extra hard and puts in lots of hours to make me feel so comfortable, and it does not go unnoticed.
Being a teacher is NOT my calling.......But for those special people that do it everyday, I can not thank them enough. They see my boys more hours in the day than me on occasion and knowing they are being loved and cared for AND being taught is a huge weight off my shoulders.
Ladies, I love each of you and can not repay you for the job you do.