We had Teacher Appreciation Dinners growing up. My mom loved it because it would get us to clean our rooms so we could show our teachers when they came. But that's not why they went to such work. My parents were (are) wise. Invite the teachers into your home. Feed them good food. Show them you care about them. In turn, they will care more about your child. Everyone wins, right? Last year we had a reluctant teacher, but we didn't let her off the hook and she now waves at us with a smile when we see her at school. This year, we even had spouses join us. Corsages for the lovely teachers. Ryan brought home Ramune beverages--the Asian sodas where you have to knock the marble inside to open it--the perfect ice breaker to begin our evening. The kids settled in, the teachers warmed up, and it turned into a gratifying time for all.
Oh, and I don't think anyone noticed I only ironed the front quarter of their napkins.
What a beautiful evening and a great tradition to continue!ReplyDelete
Now that I am a teacher I can appreciate this so much more! What a great mom you are and what a great mom you had to do this for your kids' teachers.ReplyDelete
I think that closing the gap between home and education is a powerful move in the right direction.ReplyDelete
What a great idea! We may have to copy that tradition into our own family!ReplyDelete
What was the menu? How could a foodie like you forget to include this? ;)ReplyDelete
Oh, yes. The menu. Coconut cream chicken curry served over Jasmine rice, oven roasted carrots, snap peas in sesame oil with black sesame seeds, honeydew with fresh lime, creme brulee with fresh raspberries for dessert.ReplyDelete
And I couldn't have done this without Ryan. That man is amazing.
Bravo! Lucky, blessed, teachers!ReplyDelete
Wow. I've never heard of anyone doing this. Interesting idea.ReplyDelete
I heard from each teacher today [grandparents day] how much they enjoyed it! They all had great big smiles and hugs for the kids.ReplyDelete
I remember thinking this was awesome in High School. I need to do this once my kids have teachers. What a beautiful dinner.ReplyDelete