Tomorrow I have a meeting at Isaac’s Mother’s Day Out to discuss how he’s progressing and getting some updates on what to expect when he starts going to school next year (really weird to think about). The school doesn’t have an “educational” curriculum, it’s more play based, but I’m still pretty sure he’s going to tear it up.
Part of the reason I’m so sure that he’s going to be ready for school is because the teachers at his school are great. He clearly likes going and spending time with them and they are obviously enjoying teaching his class. Every time we pick him up from school he’s in a good mood and it isn’t too hard to coax his day out of him. I’m hoping that his love for Mother’s Day Out/school continues when he starts going to “real” school.
The best way for that to continue? It’s all about the teacher. As Lowell Milken said here, “Good teachers are to education what education is to all other professions—the indispensable element, the sunlight and oxygen, the foundation on which everything else is built.”
I appreciate all of the teachers that Isaac has had so far in his life (between Houston and Austin he’s up to 9). I truly hope that Isaac loves all of his teachers as much as his Mother’s Day Out teachers and enjoys learning his whole life. I wish that for your children too.