Wednesday, February 8, 2012

~Public Schools~

Dear Public Schools,

I just wanted to write you a thank you note.  I really appreciate all the things that public school has done  for my kids.  They are learning and growing.  They are having experiences, life experiences.  My kids may have a teacher they struggle with or friend problems, they may have too many kids in one class or not enough funding.  But I really appreciate the public school systems and how they are teaching my kids about life.  They are teaching them that life isn't fair and that you have to deal with people whether you get along with them or not.   I think these are invaluable lessons.  I also want to thank the school for a great speech program that has specifically helped our family.  I want to thank them for the school lunches and the clean buildings.  I want to thank them for teaching my kids to read and write and to believe in themselves.  I want to thank them for having contest and parties and even student body elections. 
I wanted to thank the first grade teachers for pushing their kids to read.  In fact, if they read 100 books by the 100th day of school they got to make an ice-cream sundae out of their principle.  The first graders worked their guts out to do this.  (I know this personally)  In fact, I feel like I should have been able to squirt some of that whipping cream on the principle for "listening" to 100 books being read.  Anyway, I am so thankful for school.  I am thankful for all the teachers that put so much time and "heart" into teaching.  I want to say thanks to the principle who let 90 or so first graders put: fudge,caramel, marshmallows, whipping cream, chocolate chips, and cocoa all over her.  She did this to help them  and encourage them and to make school fun.  So dear public schools and teachers, again, thanks so much for all you do!


I love to see all the happy smiles with random teeth missing!

Holy Fudge

Alex is loving this!!

Ms. Waddell, Butler Elementary Principle


  1. Amen to that. I think when you are involved with a child in the school system you realize how much time and effort these teachers spend with our children. Nicely said.

  2. I love this post! It is nice to hear something good about the public school system for once. I agree with you, I love public school and I think they are doing a great job with my kids.

    I can't believe that principal let herself be turned into a human sundae! That is awesome!! My kids would love that, too.

    And I love that you said Holy Fudge. That reminds me of Kacey. :)