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On Father’s Day, we typically celebrate the men we’ve called Dad, Daddy, Pops or the like. But we sometimes forget the other men in our lives, and the lives of our children who are father figures and have helped to shape our lives. Men like uncles, brothers and teachers who go out of their way to make a difference.
When Luvs gave me a $200 gift card to #ShareTheLuv for Father’s Day, I immediately thought of Aubrey’s teacher– Mr Peter.
We moved from Misssissippi to South Carolina in December 2016, which meant a new school for the girls. On their first day of school at Lowcountry Montessori, we received their class assignments, Aubrey would be in Mr. Peter’s class… and “IT” began.
“IT” being Mr. Peter’s cult following.
The school administrator was glowing as she spoke of him. While escorting Emma and Sadie to their classes, their teachers asked where the other girls were placed.
“Aubrey is in Mr. Peter’s cla–” I was interrupted.
“Oooooh! She’s going to love it!”
“Mr. Peter is wonderful!”
Grown women gushed. They spoke of his vast years of teaching experience and how his love of teaching kept his classroom interesting and fun.
Around town as we made new friends and talked about the girls’ new school “IT” was still happening.
“My friend’s son is in his class. He talks about Mr. Peter all the time!”
“My daughter had him and we ADORED him!”
It didn’t take long for us to begin to understand what all the gushing was about.
Mr. Peter went out of his way to not only make Aubrey feel welcome and a vital part of the classroom– he engaged her in ways she’d never been challenged before.
When Aubrey became frustrated with her English assignments, Mr. Peter– knowing that Aubrey was an artist and an avid fan of graphic novels– gave her the best exercise she could’ve imagined. He asked her to create a graphic novel of her own. Five pages, fully drawn out with a complete storyline.
“And be sure to color all of the panels,” he told her.
Aubrey’s love of art supplies and more specifically, markers, added another layer of satisfaction to an assignment that challenged her intellectually and creatively.
We dreaded the end of the year science project. Until we read the assignment instructions and realized how much leeway Mr. Peter had given.
Aubrey had seen matchstick bottle rockets on YouTube and wanted to create her own, exploring energy conversion and combustion– and also because she’s a middle schooler and wanted to play with matches.
Mr. Peter told her to go for it.
I’ve never seen her so determined and focused. She made at least 100 rockets, recording her successes and failures and was so proud of herself when that first rocket took off!
The look on Aubrey’s face says it all! We now understand the legend that is Mr. Peter and I wanted to honor his contribution to Aubrey’s raisin’ by giving him this gift card!
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This post is sponsored by Luvs.