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A Note To My Kindergartener’s Teacher at Christmas.

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

First of all, we made it! Here we all are, headed into winter break, having survived the shock of this brand new adventure.

Those overwhelmed parents and that shy new student you first met back in August aren’t so recognizable anymore. Instead, we’re a little more laid back and a lot more confident.

And that’s why I’m sending you this special note.

You see, YOU DID THAT.

Your thoughtful demeanor, your encouragement and enthusiasm have engaged us and calmed our hearts and focused our minds.

Back in August, we were unsure what to expect. We were afraid of sending him off into the unknown; we were afraid of letting go.

But -you knew- all this would happen and reminded us with each smiley-faced note you sent home that we had much more good to expect; we were all going to grow.

And we’ve done just that.

Our boy respects your instruction and also ours at home. He listens and tries his best, knowing his best is always good enough. He helps his little brothers and explains what he has learned. And he still runs into my arms at pick-up, with a big smile and bigger hug.

Our family appreciates your dedication and your heart to make learning fun. We are impressed by your care and attentiveness to even the most difficult friend in class, and we are inspired to continue the disciplines you’re teaching as we practice the material on our own.

And best of all, WE KNOW HE IS SAFE under your watch when we drop him off and drive on.

So this Christmas, as the first part of the year is behind us and we’re looking ahead at the finish line in the spring, we want to say thank you again.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.

And now it’s our turn to “shout out” this recognition and ask others to do the same and multiply the good you’re doing as we remember the difference you’ve made.

To all the teachers out there who’ve helped us push through these past several months, know that your hard work has been worthwhile.

And we’ll head off to winter break with a more prepared, accomplished and assertive child.

One of our greatest gifts indeed.

Merry Christmas! Mommy

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