We had our “sneak peek” at the elementary school last night where we met the new teachers, saw a bunch of the school friends/parents, and ate ice cream and cookies. A pretty successful deal I’d say. I was feeling a little bit for the teachers though – they essentially have the same conversation 20+ times which includes statements such as:
“Hi (Insert child’s name here), I’m Mrs. Snicklefritz (not an actual name)”
“We’re excited to have you in class” (not sure who the “we” is)
I was thinking that the teachers should have a little more fun with it and say things like:
“Sometimes I sleep in and don’t make it to school until around lunch time, but I’m sure the kids will find something to do.” OR
“We’ll be spending at least 3 hours on interpretive-dance each day” OR
“I really like letting poisonous reptiles roam around in the classroom, I hope that’s ok.”
Anyway, just thought that would make things more fun for our teachers because it's always good to make that great first impression.