Here is a Friday Flashback to help open the lines of communication with your child’s teacher.  I can’t believe that little boy below is now starting the eighth grade and stands taller than me. Wow, where does the time go?

Summer vacation is over. My kids headed back to school today(well two out of three ain’t bad). I sent them each with a little hand lotion or hand soap from Bath & Body Works for their new teachers and a note that said, “If I can give you a ‘hand’ this year, please don’t hesitate to call me,” and then included my home and cell number.


I just think this is a great way to start the year and open the lines of communication. This is our first year to have a man teacher. I was going to fill a work glove with candy for him, but I decided that since he has a sink in his room he would still probably appreciate some hand soap.


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  1. That is such a sweet idea! I love it. I never even thought about a gift on the first day…but man, those teachers, they do deserve it, don’t they!

  2. As a teacher myself, I would’ve ADORED a gesture such as lotion & a sweet note on the first day of school yesterday. Love it! I’m sure they GREATLY appreciated your sweet gifts.

  3. Such a wonderful and thoughtful idea! Coming from a teacher… this would be so encouraging and will definitely speak volumes to the hearts of teachers!

  4. Thanks for the great idea!
    It’s so refreshing to hear you say that your son is entering the 8th grade (or at least he was when you posted this originally:). It seems that so much of the blogging world has little ones (which is great since my daughter is 7) but I would love to read more blogs with teenagers, as mine is entering 7th this year!

  5. That’s the exact hand soap that is in the faculty restroom at my son’s school!!! Another first day of school idea is to prepare dinner for your child’s teacher. As a former teacher, I can assure you that this is appreciated so much! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!!!

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