Friday, October 10, 2008

A Rose for the Teacher...

The Special Roses!

Hanging Out with the Teach!

Watch Me Slide!

Say Cheese!

Just Me and My Teacher!

In our school district, the teachers visit each student at home one time during the school year.

We are on a year round schedule and my kid's have been out of school for three weeks for Fall Break. My kindergartner's teacher came to visit one afternoon last week during the break. 

Storytellin' Boy showed her all of his treasures on his dresser, they shared a snack of chocolate cake, they played Legos together, and she toured the backyard and watched him and his brothers and sisters play on the swings and slide.

The visit was a great success. All of my kids enjoyed meeting her. She brought a bag full of books and my son picked one about a baby penguin for his very own.

As she was about to leave, my son ran and took a long pink rose out of a vase on the table and gave it to her.  

"This is for you to remember our special visit," he told her.   

Awww...

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14 comments:

Jeanette said...

that's so sweet!
Are your kids homeschooled? I'm not sure I understand why the teacher would visit the kids.

Rachel said...

Wow -- what a neat policy.

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Genny said...

My sister's kids' school does that too. I think it is so great!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Jeanette- my kids are not home-schooled. It is just a policy our school has to connect with the kids in their home environments. My son's teacher had done 14 visits that week and my second graders teacher visited us in August!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

that is a really cool thing for a school to do!

Killlashandra said...

That is too sweet! And what wonderful manners. That's really neat that the teachers visit the home. I'm sure it helps with building relationships with the kids. :)

Weeksie50 said...

Aw, your son is a real sweety..

Chris said...

What a gallant young man!
He'll have the girls eating out of his hand.
I've never heard of a program like this, but I like the idea.

Momisodes said...

Aw, that is incredibly sweet :) I loved the photos!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

What a neat program.
Looks like it was a very nice visit.

Kate said...

What a neat tradition. And it looks like everyone had such a fun time.

Elle said...

Cute photos, Your storytellin boy is so sweet and thoughtful - to think of the rose !

Joyce said...

That is an interesting schooling practice, having the teachers visit students' homes. I think it's a wonderful idea.

Sounds like the teacher's visit at your place was probably the high point of her day!

Cecily R said...

Oh, that is just so SWEET!!

I love that teachers visit kids in their environment. What a wonderful tradition...I love that idea!!

I'm SO sorry I am so behind getting here this time. I promse that this week I'll be more on the ball!!