Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A great end to our drama-mama day.
Oh, this is my second post of the day, but I could just not wait to tell y'all that K- has a new classroom. The Principal called at 1:15 PM to let me know that K- has been switched to Mrs. H-'s room and that we could meet with the teacher after school to check out the room, move supplies and get to know Mrs. H-.
Oh, the room is beautiful, bright and ORGANIZED! I'm sorry to say that K-'s other classroom wasn't terribly inviting, it was overly cluttered, the materials were old and it generally didn't seem to have that happy school learning feel about it. I told Mrs. H- how gorgeous her room is. I said that it feels so much bigger! Her comment, "Well, I like things organized and I'm not a fan of lots of clutter." (Apparently, she knew exactly what I was talking about.)
Y'all, a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Her new teacher is LOVELY! She has taught for 22 years, is caring, loving, but firm. (The combo that K- needs.) And for all those wondering, yes, I will be able to sleep tonight. I feel great about school now. Both my husband and I feel so much better about the move. It wasn't anticipated by any stretch, but in the end I believe that it was the best thing that we could do. Kindergarten is the foundation of school. If the foundation is rocky or unsettled, that sets a tone. We want K- to be excited about learning. We don't want her to feel uncertain about the day and who is going to greet her. A bonus to the move? She has two of her preschool friends in her classroom with her.
Thanks for the love and support. I appreciate it more than all of you know.