{Meet the Teacher // Off to First Grade}

This past Tuesday was meet the teacher night for Mason's school. I don't know if I have mentioned on here yet, but Mason will go to a different school this year. The town he goes to has 5 different schools before they graduate. His last school was Pre-K and Kindergarten only so he's at a bright and shiny new school. This particular school houses first grade through third grade and it's pretty big {and super nice}! Mason will go to school about 15 minutes longer each day this year, but he will get out over a week earlier than last year. I can't tell you how happy that makes me.
Well, if I am being 100% honest I have been worried about this school. We've heard that it's the worst one in the town and that there is a constant turnover in staff. Anytime we would ask someone for a teacher recommendation the answer was always, "Oh wow, I don't even know who is there anymore. They change so much!" Definitely not something a mama wants to hear! I've been trying to keep an open mind so that I can form my own opinion about it. And I have been praying like crazy.

We didn't even put in a teacher recommendation because we simply had no clue. I think our prayers might have been heard and answered because Mason's new teacher seems like a true gem! She called us the night before meet the teacher and I instantly got a good vibe from her. She was as sweet as could be. It made me a little more excited for meet the teacher night...ya know, since I have been in denial this whole time.

Just like last year, Mason had an entourage for meet the teacher! He had mom & dad, Nana & Papa and his Uncle with him. Nana told his new teacher that Mason was their only grand-baby and that they do everything with him, She said she absolutely loved that and that she was a grandma too and totally got it.

When we got to her class she told Mason to pick out any seat that he wanted and to sign his name on the sticky note. He thought it was so cool to be able to pick out his own desk. I'm sure she will re-arrange them at some point, but I know this will make Mason feel so much more comfortable on that first day. Mason's best friend is also in the class and that makes me so happy for them! Mrs. Morgan's class is Dr Seuss themed and is completely adorable.

Just from the 20 or 30 minutes we spent with Mrs. Morgan we all adored her, We are so happy to have been placed in her class and look forward to an amazing year. Once we got to the car I was reading her letter introducing herself and I was in tears. This part just got to me...

I feel that all children are different and require specific attention and affection for them to flourish. I will strive to be that for each of my students; an educator who loves each child that walks in her door and gives each of them not only an education, but a passion to learn.
That puts my mama heart at so much ease. To have a teacher that recognizes that each child is different is a true blessing! So many schools these days want to confirm the kids into little robots. And the fact that she knows kids need affection...oh man! Yes. All the praise hands. Especially my boy. I know that I must kiss him 9437 times a day and tell him that I love him 22019 times a day. And he's the same way. He does the same to me. Now, I know that she's not going to be kissing him or telling him that she loves him, but I know that she will be loving towards him. She's a Grandmother and you can tell how much she loves kids. Such a blessing.

And while we were eating supper we got a text message from Mrs. Morgan saying how happy she was to have met us and that she's excited to have Mason in her class. I just have such a good feeling about this year. I hope my intuition is right.

I asked Mason his thoughts about meet the teacher night:

What did you think about your new teacher? Very great. She's so sweet.
What did you think about your new classroom? Good. It's big. Actually it's little.
Are you happy that your best friend is in the class? Yes ma'am. Very happy.
What about the school? It's big. I'm afraid I will get lost.

I didn't take my big camera to meet the teacher because it was rainy and nasty and because schools usually have the worst lighting. Well, this school just so happens to have bright white lighting, Ugh! So disappointed I only had my point and shoot now.

I can't believe this is our last weekend before school starts! #holdme


  1. Oh girl, Mrs. Morgan sounds so amazing and sweet. I'm so glad Mason has her and feels comfortable already. Also that meetin her and having that time had eased your mind. It's going to be a great year and Mason will do great. ;)

  2. I am so glad this was a positive experience for you guys! What a gift! School is going to be great this year I can feel it!

  3. So crazy to think he's off to 1st grade! While a new school can be intimidating, his new teacher sounds great! I'm sure Mason will have a fantastic year!

  4. That is so great that you loved his teacher and the classroom looks amazing too. I feel like it's a big jump from kindergarten to first grade! I don't know Simon's teacher at all because she's new since my other kids were in 1st grade, but she seemed really nice too. Plus he has one of the same teachers he had in kindergarten, who he loves! So hopefully this year will be great for both of our boys!

  5. What a cheery & happy classroom! I love how much everyone loves Mason & encourages him. He is one blessed little boy. Praying for all great things ahead this year in school for Mason!

  6. So fun! We did this last night but I forgot to take pictures!

  7. oh goodness! We have meet the teacher/assessments on Monday! Good luck, 1st grade, wow! So happy you have what seems to be a great teacher, good luck!

  8. Oh friend I am SO, SO happy to read all of this. I know you have been worried for quite some time and this really does seem like an answer to prayer. I hope his first week goes great!

  9. Wow. FIRST grade. And it sounds like Mason has one special teacher!
    I hope this school year is simply the best for your little man.

  10. What a great teacher and such a fun night! We don't start school for another two weeks. I'm totally going to cry at meet the teacher night.

  11. I can not wait to see what fun Mason has this year!

  12. Sounds like Mason has the sweetest teacher! I bet he loves first grade and excels with a teacher like that!! P.S. I think your photos are still pretty fab!


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