I couldn’t let Teachers Appreciation Week come to an end without writing a little something about my son’s teacher, Miss Fish. Sheesh, where do I begin? When I decided to move my son from Nursery school to a “big boy school,” I was a bit nervous. Actually, nervous is an understatement. I was terrified!
My son had been at his Nursery since he was 17 months and I knew everyone over there. I knew when I dropped him off every morning, he was in good hands. I had everyone’s cell; I could pop up if I wanted too (yes, I’m that parent). He was learning and was feed well (When I say pop up, it was around lunch because somebody’s grandmother was in the kitchen cooking up something good). So when I decided to move him from Nursery to PK4, I had anxiety.
After being disappointed with the whole OneApp process and my son not getting placed, I began to look at private schools. Unfortunately, this was my only option at this point because he had been placed on the waiting list for every school I chose and I couldn’t wait until the last minute to enroll him someplace. I was venting to a girlfriend one day, and she told me that when her daughter was in PK4, she had this amazing teacher Miss Fish and I should go check out the school where she taught. If I could get him in her class, I would not be disappointed. She went on to say how Miss Fish was so caring and was incredibly invested in her kids. She took teaching seriously and that she credits Miss Fish for her daughters love for learning.
Of course, I made an appointment with the school, and a week later I was meeting the popular Miss Fish. The moment I met her, I felt a sense of calmness. Parents know the anxiety that comes when it’s time to move your kid to a new school. You think about everything from will my child have friends, how will he adapt to his new surroundings, how does the school handle bullying… Lord the list goes on and on. Honestly, I can write about my anxiety and fears I have, but I’ll save that for another time.
From the first moment I met Miss Fish to now, she has been amazing. I have seen growth and maturity in my son. I’m delighted to have been blessed with her as my son’s teacher. For a year, I’ve had no worries about him. She has made sure to love and nurture him as if he was her own. She has challenged him academically. I’m fully confident that he is ready for Kindergarten because of her. As the end of the school year approaches, I can’t help but to feel a bit sad, but I know her job is done. I thank her for all her hard work and a job well done!