In just one day, we’ll have a FIRST grader! Yes, our gal who just started preschool like yesterday, is now in the first grade. Her school does a meet the teacher day, in which the school’s families come in before the start of the year with their school supply contributions to tour the classroom and meet the new teachers.
As the daughter of a former teacher, I know how important it is to make a good impression from the jump with new teachers and really show them that we care and are involved parents. As an LGBT family, the importance of fostering a good relationship from the start has it's own unique pressures, as we're typically 1 of maybe 3 gay families in the entire school and we want to be accepted and treated equally. To help build that connection, we always make sure to bring in a little something special for Gracie’s teachers at the start of every year. Nothing big – just a gift to show them that we appreciate them and we’re excited for all they’re going to teach our gal over the next year. (or as my BF Sara would say, to kiss ass) Ha! There is some truth there. ;)
* For those of you looking for teacher gift ideas, here's what we included this year: $10 Starbucks gift card + large double wall coffee/tea mug + 2 Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus Refreshers pouches + Justin's Hazelnut Butter Snack Pack + rubber pencil key chain.