Anyone who has read my blog recently knows how much we stressed about moving our daughter from her school, which she totally loved to a new school which caters to gifted kids. We were never sure we were doing the right thing.
I had the great fortune of getting help from a fellow blogger--Dani G. Dani lives halfway across the country from me, but she grew up in my 'hood. Her mother-in-law lives 5 minutes from me and used to teach at the school we were considering. Dani hooked us up so she could meet my daughter and help allay our fears. She was great and was very encouraging, so we went for it.
I just returned from the Back to School Night where we were able to hear about the teacher's educational approach. I totally love my daughter's teacher! She is beyond amazing. I love her teaching methods and her demeanor. She teaches the children yoga! She greets them every morning in about 10 different languages! She's gentle and loving and infuses her lessons plans with music, art, and dance.
I also vaguely remember her from almost 20 years when I used to go contra-dancing. She's an avid contra-dancer also, which I totally love!
My daughter has been happy in her class, and I don't see that changing!
Winning? You betcha!