Monday, November 10, 2008

Back to School - Posted by Lisa

"Back to School" actually happened in September for Christopher, but in this case, I'm talking about myself...well, sorta. Today I had the pleasure of helping out as a room mother at Christopher's preschool class. His teacher, Mrs. T, had put a note in her monthly newsletter requesting volunteer help from parents. Since I was signed up to provide the snack already, I offered to help out today.

So fun, and the kids were so cute! I helped Christopher and his friends get started on journals they will be working on over the next few weeks. I stapled the inside pages to the construction paper covers and helped them write their names and draw pictures on the covers. On Friday, they will start drawing pictures on the pages inside. Though I didn't get the chance to spend very much one-on-one time with Christopher, it was still nice to be the proverbial "fly on the wall," in a manner of speaking. We (Christopher and I, with some help from Chris and Ian) had also made banana bread for a snack, and it looked like most of the kids ate it all up!

Thanks to my sister for offering to come over and watch Ian while I spent this time with Christopher's class. I couldn't have done it without you, and Ian said he had fun playing with "Aunt Karen!"

By the way...I also had the chance to sit down with Christopher's teacher for a parent/teacher conference while I was there. "Capable" is the best "grade" that can be given, and Christopher was given nothing but "capable" on his report card! Mrs. T had nothing but praise for him (polite, considerate, friendly, good language skills, good writing skills, good drawing skills, etc.)! I'm so proud!


Anonymous said...

You should be proud! Christopher is one good boy. Of course I bias but some of this comes with lessons from mom and dad. Thanks for sharing with everyone your day at school.
Love ya, Mom (Gramma)