Sunday, October 25, 2009

Parent Teacher Conference - Survival Basket

It's Conference Week at Little K's Elementary School.

With budget cuts and staffing changes, many of the teachers have over 30 kids in their class (compared to under 20 just a few years ago). I've never been a teacher, but as a Retail Manager, I remember what it was like to give Employee Reviews to 30+ employees. It's draining, taxing and tiring - even when you're discussing positive topics. I can only imagine how it must be for the teachers who have to meet with 30+ families in just a few days.

With this in mind, we put together this little basket of goodies for Mrs. Simpson to get her through the week.

It's filled with Water to keep her hydrated - Tac Mints to keep her fresh - Fruits (apple, banana, asian pear) to keep her healthy - as well as some Raspberry Candies and Almond Poppy Muffins...because sometimes you just need something sweet.

Little K is just thriving in Mrs. Simpson's Class, and we can't thank her enough. Hats off to all the teachers out there who give of themselves selflessly to make our children the best little people they can be.


  1. this is a great idea, i love it!!! and such a cute presentation! : )

  2. What a great idea! I wish you were a parent of one of the students I teach!

  3. You are so thoughtful! I bet she loved it!

  4. What a thoughtful gift!

    I can't even imagine 30 kids in a classroom, even at the K level? Kidlets classroom has 18 and I feel sorry for our teacher when she doesn't have a parent volunteer; it's no easy task to keep that many five year olds on task.

  5. What a great idea!!!! Our school cancelled conferences this year because of so many kids in the class (we have at least 30, too!). If you were requested for a was bad news. I bet our teachers would have loved a basket like that!!