About Me

I am a proud wife and mother, and a born again Christian. I work from home as a writer while taking care of Miss N, our six-year-old, Miss M, our four-year-old and Miss C, our newest bundle of joy. Life is crazy but so much fun!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Letter to Miss M's Future Teacher

Dear Mrs ____________,

I know we do not know each other, and that you have a full class of little people to love this year, but I just wanted to give you some insight into how my Miss M works, because it just might make your job of teaching her a little better.

I hope you have a good sense of humor, because once she is comfortable, Miss M is likely to be your class clown. She doesn’t have much care for what others think about her, as long as they are laughing. Even at two, she has an excellent sense of humor, and loves to play jokes and tease to keep us laughing.

She doesn’t tolerate being bored easily, and if she is bored, she will find her own ideas about what to do. Like today for instance, when I was busy in the kitchen, she found her own entertainment by repeatedly pumping the soap dispenser in the bathroom until her hands were drenched. Thankfully today it was just her hands. You have to keep her mind busy, or she will find a way to keep it occupied herself.

Miss M needs to be moving at all times. She has no desire to sit and watch TV or listen to books. She will climb up and down in her chair at meal time, even though she is still hungry, just so she can be moving. I think she might be one who needs to sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair. Will you be willing to consider this? If she is not moving, she will have a hard time learning.

She loves to figure out how things work. Do you have any electronics in your classroom, like a radio or computer? You might want to put those in an off-limits section, or the next thing you know she will be taking them apart. Give her science experiments she can do to figure out how things work.

I think she’s going to be good at math. She could count to 10 one-to-one before she was even two and a half. She loves numbers and will count just about anything.

Even though she is incredibly smart, she has to be really motivated to do something before she will. If she thinks the task is dumb or pointless, she won’t even try. We will need to be creative with ways to keep her motivated for work she might not find value in.

She is incredibly loyal. Win her affection, and you will have it for life. She's not always sure how to show that affection. She will often "pat" her loved one on the back, and it very closely resembles hitting, but the truth is, she's just trying to show affection. Please be patient and teacher about soft touches. She will love you if you let her. She has a good memory, too, so keep that in mind.

Together I hope we can help her become all that she is meant to be, and I hope you see in her what I do. She can be naughty, but she is so full of life and love too!




Jan said...

Wow, Nicole it seemed as if I was reading about your little brother, when he was M's age. I know you will succeed at raising this beautiful little girl with love and tenacity, and MUCH PRAYER.

I love you Nicole and am so proud of the mommy you are. MOM

C Habegger said...

when danelle was 3 i got frustrated that she couldn't sit and learn a simple memory verse. i soon discovered that when she ran back-and-forth across the LR floor while she was learning the verse she could learn it in no time. still has that energy--usually a blessing :)

Alison Golden said...

Sounds like one of my sons to a 'T.' The teachers did a good job in Kindergarten but after that it got rocky. Homeschooling for two years was the answer. Good luck!