OK, I'm looking for some feedback here. If there is anyone that still reads my blog, I would love to hear your opinion on something.
Aubrey's original first grade teacher retired in December and she has had the sweetest, most wonderful new teacher since. I say "new" because she was new to the class and this is her first teaching job. She finished her student teaching in December & started with her own class after Christmas break.
We just found out that she's being transferred to another school for the new school year- budget cuts, seniority, and a bunch of other bull. She is the best 1st grade teacher at the school, in my opinion, but since she's been there the shortest time, she's the first to go. What ever happened to merit-based job progression? Doesn't apply here, I guess. But I'm not bitter...
Anyway, on a positive note, I want to give Miss Barfuss a FIRST CLASS send-off. Since this was her first class on her own, I want to use that as my theme. I want to make her a basket of things like you'd get flying first class- a blanket, a neck pillow, a cute little eye mask, ear plugs, etc. (I don't think a warm wash cloth is going to work here.) I am cooking up a card that looks like a plane ticket for all the kids to sign.
Get it- FIRST CLASS- FIRST CLASS? Does it make sense to anyone else?
Did I just hear crickets chirping?
So, I have only flown first class one time & it was a long time ago. What else should go in the basket? A DVD? A steak? Bottled water? A handsome flight attendant? Lotion?
Also, as a parent, would you be weirded out if you got a little note asking for a few bucks to go in on the gift? I somehow became the room parent for the class, so I have financed a lot of things there this year...
Thanks for your advice- which I'm sure you'll give....right...about...NOW