Thursday, February 14, 2008

school party

What a day...I love Valentines day. It was always esp. exciting when I was in grade school and we would decorate a shoe box in anticipation for the big day. My mama would take us to pick out our valentines at the store and then come home and print each classmates name on a card. Great memories. And today it was so neat to see my children's excitement in their classrooms.

Passing out the cards...

And Jack got to be calendar helper today, which was fun to watch. It was so cute to see him up there naming the days of the week, saying the month, year, etc. I took a video...with the intension of blogging it...but it's over a minute and I guess I think I might bore ya' all. Hats off to Mrs. Irick (Jack's teacher) who demostrates more patience than a saint. I love the respect and consideration she gives to each of her students. I love the creative ways she quiets the class down when it gets too loud. I love the way she keeps class parties simple, but fun for the kids. I love how she involves the parents. I love how she loves Jack and each of her students. I love how she mantains control of her class and keeps her cool. Yes people, She is just that awesome!!!

And then I dropped in quick to say Hi to Isabella........... Here she is with her homemade valentine box. The most challenging part of today was not to be with her while at her school. I wanted to be there to watch both of my children and their expressions and how they reacted getting their special cards, snacks, etc. But it was sweet that both times I came over to see Isabella there was not an ounce of jealousy that I was Jack instead of with her. She was simply happy to see me. She greeted me with a big hug and smile each time.

Hope you had a sweet Valentines Day!


Bobbie said...

How fun for you Heather!! Isn't it comforting to know that your children have such GREAT teachers?! I hear you "bragging" about Mrs. Irick all the time...she must be pretty wonderful!! (: Talk later my friend!!!

Kim said...

You are going to make Darla cry! She'll love your comments Heather. I was in Jadyn's class yesterday too, and it does bring back that excitement of when we were kids. So much fun!

Sherri said...

It's fun to hear about & see pictures of your kids at their school. Mrs. Irick sounds like a real blessing.

We just dropped off registration papers this week for Caedmon to start school this fall. Oh boy, here come the tears. I remember you having a hard time when Isabella started school too. It's encouraging to see & hear how well the kids are doing.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that your kids are so lucky to have wonderful parents and wonderful have been blessed and humbled by having children!