|1st Day of School|
|Kindergarten here we come!|
To you, the teacher of my child,
I am sure you have heard this quote from me, "We believe that you are our partner in parenting." During the school year, it is you who has the attention of my child for the majority of their day. It is you who has the opportunity to mold my child in a way few do. It is you who revels in my child's success as well as laments in their failures. Over the years each of you has touched our family in your own unique way. That is why this letter is so painful to write. You see, this year will be the final year our family graces your hallways. I want you to know our departure has nothing to do with you nor the effort you have applied to my family. The years spent under your tutelage is priceless and greatly appreciated. No, the motivation for our departure has absolutely nothing to do with the love you have poured out upon my children.
|Science Fair Projects are all about family|
Most of all, I want to thank you for the memories...
|Sneetches, some with stars and some with none|
Teaming up with me to cure my little socialite of the need to chat during class.
Sticking with our family for 4 years, including summers, and still loving us.
Taking my 2 1/2 year old, strong willed, child number 5 and doing the potty training for me.
Allowing me to sit in class all day and make dinner menus for weeks to come, while my 13 year old swears I am staring at the back of his head.
Loving on my kindergartner even when she has hidden your cell phone in the tank behind the toilet.
Letting our very big family take over your classroom on "Book Night" and smiling all the way through.
"Encouraging" our picky eater to try everything on her lunch plate. (even if she cried)
Telling me of the time one of our most challenging children was doing classwork and began, quietly singing "The Rainbow Connection" while one by one his classmates joined in.
Enjoying my loud, boisterous, busy, boy who has no sense of personal space and still being steadfast in your sweet gentle nature.
Granting my young teen daughter the opportunity to assist in the "planning" of your wedding to keep her busy while her siblings were in Homework Club.
Embracing my most precious of children and brushing up on your American Sign Language to do so.
|Student of the week shows off her bronze medal|
Please know that even though our time with you is drawing to an end, you will always, always be held dear to our hearts.
|Me and one of your students|
With much love and respect,
The mother of your student.