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.
Janet W. says
Well written, Kristin!! Teachers really do make a difference in each and every child.
JR Frugalmom says
It’s amazing what a difference a great teacher can do.
courtney b says
beautiful! teachers don’t get enough credit for all the hard work they put into teaching our children!
Tammy S says
This is a great post! I think teachers are the most under paid workers out there. We entrust our children to them and they do an amazing job. Every teacher I know says they became a teacher because it is a calling. There are so many wonderful teachers out there, that we will never be able to thank enough.
Heather McKenzie Carter says
Aww this so so sweet! 🙂 I agree, more parents need to be thankful to their childrens teachers.
Brandy Nelson says
Damn it, Kristin! You made me cry! Beautifully written post, and more teachers deserve this kind of recognition from parents. 🙂 Sounds like Brooklin had an amazing teacher!