Tomorrow morning I'll walk three out of my four children to school. Where did time go? I remember when Deacon was born and that seems like just yesterday and now my baby boy is starting school. I remember last year putting Amos in for his first day and then pulling him out a few weeks into school, and looking back I see that it was one of the best decisions ever. My oldest is in 2nd grade! What?? Last year's 1st day of school pictures and post are HERE.
I'm super excited that I took the day off work. My kids main concern has been that there would be a babysitter here and I wouldn't take them to school. I reassured them that there is not a job in the world that would let mommy miss the 1st day of school. Never. I hate missing so much of their day with work as it is. I don't get to wake them up, kiss their faces first, make them breakfast, or listen to their whining about how early it is! But tomorrow I do, because momma is home tomorrow!
All the school supplies were packed in their backpacks tonight. Matching shirts laid out ready to dress in the morning, and the boys all helped in packing their lunches! Then I got to work on my gift to the teachers on their first day of school! I did this when I sent Cayden off to kindergarten and then somehow forgot last year, but not this year because I have my A-game on today! I got treats from Quacks Bakery here in town (FABULOUS) and then put them in a bag and tied it up with ribbon, added a note and a picture of the boys (b/c they are so dang cute!) and poof I have my gift!
Apple-turnovers from Amos
Cookies from Cayden
Double fudge brownies from Deacon
I also added a letter from Aaron and I telling them that we want to be their #1 supporter, that we value our kids education, that we will pray for them, and that we want to know how we can serve them best. I asked them to fill out a little survey and send it back to me sometime this week. I asked them questions like … What is your favorite magazine that you don't subscribe to? If you could have any breakfast on your way to work in the morning what would it be? Are you a sweet lover or salty lover? Do you like coffee? Your favorite lunch item? You know, stuff that I would want to know so that I can bless them in the best way this year!
One more night-night and it's BACK TO SCHOOL!!!
Wow!! What a great mom. I want your kids in MY class….or could you just talk about this on the radio and encourage ALL parents to support their child’s teacher like you do? You rock!!
Wow. I like the back to school gifts and notes for the teacher. In 15 yrs of teaching I’ve never had that done.
You are a super hero. 🙂
You’re truly an inspiration. All the best to your three big boys on their first day back.
I never comment on people’s posts.. but this is hands down my favorite idea ever!! I’m a school social worker in an urban school and have been doing this for 12 years and I cannot tell you how fantastic my teachers and I would think this was… It totally gives you an instant soft spot for your boys(which when you are facing 30+ newbies, is a good idea) and support from the beginning with the parents. Spot on!!
Wow! This is such a great idea! As a teacher I would totally appreciate this. However, by the time kids hit high school the days of “teacher appreciate gifts” are long gone. I hope you continue to do this throughout their school years!
I love it! I think I’m going to do that for Sarah’s teachers. That’s awesome! Thanks for the idea! I love you and the kids so much! XXXXOOOOOOOOOOO
those sure are some cute pictures!! 🙂
love this idea. totally gonna steal it!
Love this Jamie! If you have the word doc of the questions, I would love for you to e-mail me it! I’m sharpening pencils for my “back to school gift” for my girls’ teachers this year! I e-mailed their teachers to have a big bag ready for me when I drop them off tomorrow and I will sharpen all day if I have to! 😉
The gifts are adorable and thoughtful but my favorite is the “survey” idea. Your teachers must feel so loved!
I can’t believe it’s already been a year!!!
I’m a teacher, but decided to stay home with my new baby girl this year. I would have LOVED to have parents like you and Aaron in my class. You guys make teachers proud, blessed, and encouraged. Thank you for what you do for teachers.
Oh my goodness, I wish you were the mom of a kid in my class! What a blessing you are to those teachers 🙂 I’m glad God has you where He has you and that you get to be such a blessing!