It’s a teacher!

Who says showers have to be limited to new babies and new couples? From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in Rockridge, the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute is throwing a shower for new teachers.

Any newbie from the area’s public or private schools is invited to partake in the oohing, aahing and gifting that will take place at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue, Oakland, according to the e-mail notice I received. Veteran teachers and local office supply stores have donated books and other classroom materials for the occasion.

Questions? E-mail Bob Houghteling, director of the institute, at bob@ba-tii.org.

photo from WonderMike’s photostream at flickr.com/creativecommons

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Terry Edeli

    Great to see little stories/announcements like this. Especially when education is in such need of warm, inspiring news!

  • Denise Miller

    Wonderful idea! I wish I had this support my first year of teaching. The celebration would have helped to relieve the anxiety of my first year jitters and the frustration of an under-supplied classroom. This would be a great national initiative! Perhaps Scholastic or Staples would like to host in-store events with goodie bags? More press on such an idea could really catch on…