Dear Kindergarten Teacher-
I am so not ready for back to school. So, so not ready. I wonder if you feel the same. As I scramble to get my kids ready for the first day of school, I imagine you’re doing the same thing. You’re probably setting up your classroom, wondering what the school year will hold, prepping lots of lessons and probably making room in your cabinets for the 2,458 glue sticks that your little army of 5-year-olds will schlep into your classroom in their brand new backpacks.
When my kids went to Pre-K last year, it didn’t occur to me to talk to their teacher about adoption. My kids have been with my family long enough for me to think of them as simply my kids. I don’t think of them as my adopted kids but sometimes I forget how our family appears to people who don’t know us. My boys are Asian. I am a pasty white redhead with blue eyes.
While I don't love the fact that the author reveals that her kids were abandoned in a national newspaper, overall this piece is a great example of how to talk to your child's teacher.