In the 15 years I have been Noah’s Momma Bear I have attended many Parent/Teacher conferences. In fact, I have come to dread them. It seemed like all they would do is tell me all the things Noah couldn’t do or was doing wrong. I’d usually go home and cry after them.
Tuesday we had the winter Parent/Teacher conference with Noah’s teacher and let me just tell you it was the best conference I have attended. He’s had the same teacher for several years now so we have had conferences with her before and she is usually pretty good at giving us a mixture of the good and bad. But this time, she honestly had hardly anything bad to say and she just couldn’t stop gushing about how good Noah is doing.
One of my favorite stories his teacher told us is that Noah is responsible for recycling the plastics in the classroom and will put them in a recycling bin that is in between two classrooms. When he first started doing it, he would take his teacher’s soda bottle when it was full! It made me giggle because I can just see him doing that – he did the same thing when he was learning to conserve energy by turning off the lights. He’d turn the lights off when we were in the room so we had to quickly add “when no one is in the room” to that and his teacher has quickly had to add “when the bottles are empty” to his current task.
These may seem like small things to some parents but to us they are HUGE things. I’m always proud of my boy – but today I’m even more proud than usual. (If that’s possible!)