Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thank you notes!

Raise your hand if you know what a Friday Folder is?

One, two, fifteen....that's what I thought.   

For those of you who haven't had the particular pleasure, let me explain.

On Friday afternoons, when kids come home from school, their backpacks contain a huge manila envelope which they need to deliver to their parents.  Parents need to look through the stack, sign the folder as proof that we have discussed the contents with our students, and return it to the backpack before monday morning.

Opening this is folder is like....well, its kind of like.....Harry Potter's Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans.

You never really know WHAT you're going to get.

Usually, there is a notice or two from the PTA about fundraising.  Lots of flyers for after school programs, reminders about using crosswalks.  I love finding the Scholastic Book order forms, they're my favorite.  

Most of the papers are corrected tests, homework and classwork.  This is when you learn that although your child can spell 'superfluous' perfectly on a spelling test, they can't correctly spell the words 'what, which, when, where or who' to save their lives.

So this morning when I got up the nerve to open it up along with my sunday newspaper ads....
I found a little surprise....

Thank you notes!!!

After making a few hundred cookies for halloween, none of which my munchkins were allowed to eat, I figured the least I could do was bring some cookies to class.  So last week on monday, Jack and I waited at Ethan's classroom door for the bell to ring with big baskets of spiderweb cookies for the kiddos.  (yes, I love this part of being a 'cookie lady')

Then....they all wrote Thank You Notes!!!!!

Look how cute they are!!!

and I read every single one (more than once).

 Would you like to see a few?
I thought so!!!

This one is from Hanna...
I love all her careful sketch lines.

I can definitely see piping bags in her future.

This is one is from my son's friend Max....

"The cookie made my tummy feel good."
That just might be the best compliment I've ever had!!!
Thanks Max!

Here's another favorite....
Love the colors!

"They tasted like heaven!!!"
Thanks Mason!

Look at what Miss Cathy did....

She dotted her exclamation point with a pumpkin!
Love is in the details....

As much as I hate to play favorites.....
this one is from John.

John is another good friend of my son's, 
we've watched him grow up on the baseball field for years.
He just might have the greatest little boy smile you've ever seen.

However, this is why we love him....

....John knows how to get more cookies.
Smart kid.

So thank you Mrs. Potter and her 5th grade class...John, Hanna, Brandon, Beau, Eve, Isaac, Kajal, Tristan, Shandon, Chase, Kayla, Bronson, Cathy, Matthew, Laura, Zoe, Jacob, Chloe, Mason, Katie, Jacob J., Shereen, Alyssa, Ethan, Sabrina, Max, Jordan, Kendyl, Victoria, Bryan and Amber.
I really appreciate the time you took to write and decorate all these notes!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Lizy B


  1. oh my goodness! what a great surprise for you. that John IS A SMART ONE isn't he!?!

  2. those thank you notes are the best reward!!!
    they light up your heart..


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