It's official. My daughter really is a preschooler!!
If you are on any of my personal pages, you know that I was pretty upset when I found out our neighborhood elementary school doesn't offer programs for kiddos that need any special learning services & I would have to bus my child to another school in the area if I wanted my daughter to receive speech threw the school district. Not a happy camper that I pay to live in a really nice neighborhood based on the school & my child can't even attend due to her speech delay. Then to top it off, they wanted me to put my child on a school bus, when she hasn't riden a bus before. No BUS RUN THROUGH -_- The only bus she has ever seen is The Magic School Bus on Netflix, so imagin the surprise my 3 year old would have when one were to pull up in front of our house! But wait, there's more.... I also had to wait until the second week of school to meet her teacher!!
I don't know if it's because I'm over protective since this is my one and only child & she does have communication issues due to the lack of speech she has, but UGhHhHhhhhhh!!!!!!! Frustrated doesn't even being to explain my feeling leading up to her first day!
I feel when dealing with little ones this young, 3 in my daughters case, open house and back to school night should definitely be BEFORE school starts! Let's just say we are on week two & my child has yet to ride the bus because of this nonsense! And I'm a work at home mom who would LOVE to put my daughter on one! I would have 20-30 extra minutes of work time if I didn't have to drive her and scoop her up daily. Imagine what could be accomplished in that time!
Her teacher on the first day of school did completely win me over though! At drop off that morning she gave Haylie the biggest complement on her dress & also told me it was in her speech file from her previous therapist that Haylie is always dressed to the nines & she couldn't wait to see her outfits daily. If you know me, you know I sorta live threw my kiddo threw fashion so that complement totally made my life. This teacher totally deserved a back to school present for open house for making me feel I was doing something right.
The second week of school came and we finally had open house! I got to see Haylie's school, classroom & meet her teacher for real & not just in a drop off situation. Just wish my daughter would of been a tad bit more photogenic that day. She was so against me taking pictures lol.
I was totally impressed! A week into school & they already had art covering the walls in the classroom, a slide show of all the kiddos playing & tons more!
It also made me realize something I can't really believe I'm saying.... I was being a spoiled, judgemental brat by thinking this school was going to be awful because it wasn't in my "bubble" nice neighborhood. There was absolutely nothing wrong with her classroom. If anything it was better than I imagined it would be. I also had a chance to see some of the other kiddos and parents and they all looked like GOOD people. It kind of put me in my place and really made me think about how I was being awful and being the biggest hypocrite ever since I preach no hating and no treating people different. I was totally being the kind of person I don't like to be around. I totally needed this slap in the face. I now get why you did this to me universe lol. You totally put me in my place and I needed that big time.
I do however still feel that open house for 3 years olds should be before school to calm both kiddos & parents nerves & is something I plan to bring up at the PTA meeting next week.
Anyway... On to the crafty project my daughter and I made!!! Super easy & super cheap!! I stumbled across this craft on Instagram on @MrsSheetsAndCo page. When I saw the saying "I'm going to be one smart cookie with you as my teacher" I knew we had to make it!!!! Cutest idea of all times and I totally had to put my own spin on it!
My daughter is dot paint obsessed, so she dot painted afew index cards so we could make a tag for the saying, then filled the mason jar with cookies & tied some pretty ribbon!
So if you need a teacher gift that won't break the bank, here you go!
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.