Dear Mr.Gordon and Mrs. Charcie –
Today Brooklin arrived at school like any other normal day. She woke up excited to see you and her new friends, when we walked into school she sulked though. She knows that today is her very last day with you both but when she saw Mrs Charcie her eyes lit up. Brooklin started this school year as a chaotic three year old who couldn’t sit still long enough to even be interested in writing her name. Over the past year you gave her the foundation that she needs to be successful in the future. You created her love for song and letters and she can even write her name. She knows her birthday and every letter of the alphabet. She knows the sounds the letters make and is getting ready to start to read. Going into pre-K Brooklin will be far more prepared than other children her age and you did that for her. You did what I could not. I’ve watched her grow enormously in the past year and I’m honestly sad that you two won’t be a part of our life anymore. I’m sad that this chapter is over for her, for us.
I want you to know that I am grateful for the gifts you have given my child. I am thankful for every song you sung and every moment you were both patient and kind with her. I am grateful for your loving spirits and with all my heart I want you to know that I will never forget you. Brooklin may get older, she will have other outstanding teachers but none will be like her very first. You were a part of a very special year for us both and I just want you to know that I am so grateful. Teachers are special gifts and you both are gifts, any child who will enter your classroom in the future will leave better prepared for the next year of their life.
So goodbye to you both, I wish you nothing but happiness in this world.
Thank you for the past year – from the bottom of my heart.
A grateful Mother.