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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

End of the Year Letter

Okay, get your tissues. Here is a beautiful letter my son had in his report card folder when he brought it home. I thought it was beautiful. It is a letter from my son's teachers to the parents:

Dear Parents:

We give you back your child, the same child you confidently entrusted to our care last fall. We give him back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than he was then.

Although he would have attained his growth in spite of us, it has been our pleasure and privilege to watch his personality unfold day by day and marvel at this splendid miracle of development.

We give him back reluctantly, for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a crowded classroom, we have grown close, have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of each other.

We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. We wish it could go on indefinitely, but give him back we must. Take care of him, for he is precious.

Remember that we shall always be interested in your child and his destiny, wherever he goes, whatever he does, whoever he becomes. His joys and sorrows we will always be happy to share.

Thank you for sharing your most precious gift with us. God Bless!

Mrs. D and Mrs. H

Such a beautiful gift. I thank Mrs. D. and Mrs. H for the wonderful year my son had with both of you.

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Angie @ Kids Matter said...

That is such a beautiful gesture. I love a teacher that realizes how the smallest actions can make the biggest impact.

LotsToLearn said...

It's those small things that leave the greatest, lasting impression!

All the best with your little ones and wiyh your blog!

Lisa at Lots To Learn Children's Videos and Educational DVDs

Anna said...

When I had my family childcare I use to give a similar version of this letter to each family as their child either graduated from my care or they moved. It always brought tears! Thanks for the reminder, I may start giving this letter out to the parents of the graduating children from my classroom.