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She remembers our names and some details about our lives. Just a simple thing, but surprisingly, not everyone does it.
Cook! D's teacher does a lot of teaching about food, nutrition, and cooking. He's come home wanting to grow a garden. We don't pick tomatoes anymore, we harvest them. He's made potato soup (and learned all about the Irish potato famine), Vietnamese spring rolls (and learned about the culture of Vietnam), and applesauce (yep, while learning about apple trees). He's interested in cooking at home, reading recipes, and measuring things. Cooking is a life skill, especially if you don't want to live on processed, prepackaged crap. I'm so grateful to his teacher for bringing this element into her classroom.
She seems to get a kick out of the 5th graders sense of humor and energy rather than trying to stifle it. She laughs at fart jokes.
My daughter is really shy, observer type and her preschool teacher gives her a good 15-20 minutes in the classroom before approaching her. This may not be the approach to use for all kids, but for my daughter it gives her enough time to check out the scene and get warmed up before someone is in her face. She does much better with me leaving this way.