Dear TK Families! We did it! We made it! We had a fantastic year… Thank you for sharing your amazing children with me and entrusting them to my care 🙂
On our last full day together we broke out the shaving creme! Wowza did we have FUN! We drew pictures Gave each other High Fives and had an all around amazing time… they didn’t want to stop! but… it was time to set up for our party… and when the time came… we had ANOTHER amazing time! What a GREAT day!
An End of the Year Reflection:
“Once upon a time, there were thirteen, 4-year old’s. Some were shy, some rarely spoke, some were serious, and some sang… all the time 🙂 They each were delightful and loved from the very 1st day.
Where did this school year go? I’ll be honest, some years seem to drag on… but this year was delightful, These thirteen little individuals never ceased to amaze and delight. I have never been entrusted with such a cooperative, helpful and loving group.
How many times did I hear someone asking another if they needed help? How many times did I witness a child assist another down the stairs? How many times did I hear spontaneous laughter, love, affection and genuine, real and tender kindness?
It is true that we never stop learning. Parents and educators especially need to always try and evolve. What works for one child, may not work for another. We each are on our own journey. We each figure out the world in our own way. Understanding our children and letting them take the time to find their way, giving them a safe and solid foundation in which to explore, discover, and wonder is the best gift we can ever give them. Little successes lead to big successes all because of this strong foundation and fundamental gift. Let us never forget that we are guiding these children to be who God created them to be.
This year, TK explored the world around us. Expanding our horizons, we experienced the birth of a butterfly, snails emerging from hidden pockets, and a Praying Mantis egg, hatch before our very eyes.
We prayed for each other, told Prayer Bear our secrets, and each day, celebrated whoever the child was that woke up with the Jesus Doll. We fed Spud our Guinea Pig carrots and peas, and a near miss with a spicy Slim Jim, which thankfully was intercepted 🙂
Most of this year will fade from your memory. Some of it will perhaps fade from mine. But I hope that in the future, when we smile across the aisle during Tuesday Mass, or see one another out and about, you will remember that once upon a time, I was your teacher, and that you were, and always will be… truly loved.
Until then, have a safe and blessed summer!