B2S: Hopes and Dreams for a New School Year | East Texas Moms Blog

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[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ack to school means new beginnings and fresh starts. It is also a time to reflect and gather a game plan for the upcoming year as students and their teachers create a unique bond outside of the home.

I’ve asked a few kiddos some questions that will hopefully set the foundation for a nurturing environment within the classroom. After all, each child brings something uniquely wonderful to the table!

Presleigh

Presleigh, entering Kindergarten:

What do you think will be really fun about Kindergarten?

drawing, playing with friends, and school shopping …

You’ve already been school shopping? Wow, you are ready for Kindergarten! What is your favorite outfit that you’ve received for Back to School?

I‘d say the pink shirt that has “First Day of School” on it.

What do you want your teacher to know about you?

I’m smart. 

What do you think would make a good teacher?

Someone who laughs and reads to me. 

When you grow up, what kind of things would you like to do?

I want to be a veterinarian.  

 

Parker

Parker, entering 3rd Grade:

What are you most excited about going into the 3rd grade?

I’m kind of scared of 3rd grade. I’ve heard it’s hard.

What do you hope to find in your teacher?

I want a teacher that is super nice-the nicest! I just want her to be kind.

Is there anything you want your teacher to know about you?

I like science and I would like to sit by my friends. 

How do you learn best?

By being close to the white screen and getting to move around.

Is there anything you can do to help your teacher?

I can follow the rules and be kind. 

What kind of things do you want to do when you get older?

I want to be a golfer, a dirt bike racer and bath bomb designer.

 

Skylar

Skylar, entering 5th Grade:

What are you most excited about going into the 5th grade?

It’s going to be really fun because Ms. Evans lets you bring a drink to class.

What qualities do you hope to find in your teacher?

Helping a student if they struggle. Explaining what something means if I do not understand. 

What are some of your favorite things in school?

Lunch, P.E. and spending time with my friends. 

How do you learn best?

By listening closely.

Is there anything you can do to help your teacher this year?

I can help by not talking while she is talking.

What kind of things do you want to do when you get older?

I want to get rich!

How are you going to get rich?

I will be an artist or a singer. 

Shianne

Shianne, entering 6th Grade:

What are you most excited about going into the 6th grade?

We get to eat with whoever we want. We don’t have to sit with our class!

What do you hope your teacher will be like?

Nice and fun!

What are some of your favorite things in school?

I like to hang out with my friends. 

Is there anything you would like your teacher to know about you that will help you this school year?

I am very sweet and I don’t like getting in trouble.

How do you learn best?

I like things to be organized and I like working at my desk. I like working with other people, too. 

Is there anything you can do to help your teacher this year?

I can be nice and respectable.

What kind of things do you want to do when you get older?

That’s a question I have been asking myself!

 

Jack

Jack, entering 6th Grade:

What are you most excited about going into the 6th grade?

Lunch and recess because I get a break and I get to play soccer and football with my friends. That’s always good.

What qualities do you hope to find in your teacher?

I hope he/she is kind, nice, and funny.

Is there anything you want your teacher to know about you that will help you throughout the school year?

I am active. I like to stand to learn. There is a 99% chance I will be quiet until I get to know you. My favorite subjects are Science and Social Studies. 

How do you learn best?

By standing up … out of my chair so I can just be me.

What have you found in the past that helps you and your teacher have a smooth school year?

Helping my teacher, following the rules, being a leader …

What kind of things do you want to do when you get older?

An artist, an athlete, a meteorologist, a marine biologist, and an archaeologist. 

 

For future reference on my part, kids are not ready to be interviewed for Back to School while still on summer vacation (-: It’s like seeing school supplies out when summer has just begun … it breaks the unspoken code of “Thou shall not speak of B2S as long as summer reigns supreme!” Lesson learned, Mama … lesson learned.  

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Amanda and her husband live in Lindale where they are raising their two full-speed-ahead boys. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin and is a former 5th grade Reading teacher. A lifelong learner, Amanda has returned to her roots. Writing is her passion and therapy. It is in her bones and she loves every moment of it! Amanda is a southern gal who loves all things girly: the sparkle of new earrings, the glamour of a perfectly red lipstick, and the pain in your foot after wearing new heels to a smoldering outdoor BBQ (true story). She has proclaimed to be many things: an old soul born in the wrong era, a land-locked mermaid, and bull in a china shop. A book lover since she can remember, Amanda indulges herself in the smell of freshly printed pages and can’t stand the stench of an old book… she wonders “who else has touched that book and what images did they conjure up as they read the very same tale?” This thing is for certain however, Amanda is a mother who believes in the power of Faith, dreams, and imagination. One of Amanda’s most favorite quotes by Erin Hanson gives wings to her dreams: “What if I fall? Oh, but darling, what if you fly?”