Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome Walk 08

Tonight was our school district's "Welcome Walk"; an annual event that the elementary kids look forward to and the middle school teachers would love to get out of. Because we live out of district, we usually wait for Will's teacher at my school, one block away. I try to do something fun to start off the school year, so this year we made cookie pops. Oreo cookies+ craft sticks+dipping chocolate= teacher gifts! I put a little note with it that said "looking forward to a sweet year!" I'm pretty sure that it won't be the only gift she gets tonight.


The elementary students love greeting their teachers and in some of the neighborhoods even make banners and sit out in lawn chairs to await their arrival. Not so much for the middle school students. And who can blame them. I saw many a disappointed face tonight when I introduced myself as an 8th grade teacher. I won't even see these kids for 2 years... why am I welcoming them? Don't misunderstand, I think it's a great idea and a way to welcome the kids to their first day of middle school, I just think it should be the teachers they will have, not some strange lady sweating from running down the street in her black shirt and talking way too fast because she wants to get back in the A/C before she melts on the front stoop.


Saucy said...

I'm a teacher too, and I think that welcome plan is a little odd. It should be teacher-to-kid... but on the other hand, your pops are FAB.U.LOUS!

Tara said...

Cute cookie pops! Never heard of anything like a Welcome Walk! Sounds interesting.

Morgan said...

What a cute idea for a gift! I'm kind of jealous, actually... those made me hungry. :)

Emily said...

The cookie pops are a great idea!