The very first day of class, Jeremy and I went with her and as I was taking pictures of her at her desk she looked up at me and said..."Ah Mom, Can't you see I have work here to be done!" OMG, I took that as a pretty big clue that she was ready for us to get lost! It was sooo sad and I have to admit I may have cried a tear or two on the ride home:) She was ready...obviously more than I was.
Lily hasn't had any homework yet. However, as you parents of school age children know, there is plenty of homework for us parents during the first week of school. I wanted to share with you one of our assignments that I thought was such an amazing idea. Her teacher asked us to write her (the teacher) a letter introducing our child to her. I quote, "No one knows your child better than you do." She encouraged us to give a brief biography, share special abilities, fears, strengths, weaknesses, as well as share our expectations of her as a teacher, our student, the school etc...
I found this assignment absolutely incredible. I had so much fun writing about my daughter. It really stirred me to think about who she truly was. The teacher said the assignment would be "rewarding" and that is exactly what it was.
I have included the letter I wrote to her teacher in this blog. I hope you enjoy learning about this pretty cool Big First Grader from her very proud Mommy's perspective.