Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dear Emma...

Dear Emma,
As your first year of Kindergarten ends I felt compelled to write a letter to you. I have had the extreme pleasure of sharing your first year of kindergarten as your Mom....and your teacher (a combination that I think few get to experience). I cannot even begin to explain how proud I am of you. You have grown so much in every single way. I have been impressed time and time again by the gains that you have made...and continue to make.

What I have loved the most about this year is watching YOU become the teacher. You have taught the other children at our school things that I could never teach them, and you've taught me things that I didn't realize that I didn't know. I now have insight to a whole other world, and I am so excited to be exploring that world with you.

This year has gone better than I ever thought possible. When I have told others along the way that I was going to be your teacher they looked at me like I was crazy!! However, I knew that it was the best thing for you....and little did I know that it was the best thing for me too.

Thank you for sharing your first year with me. As I signed your report card (as your teacher) and circled the word RETAINED I really thought that my heart would drop. As a teacher we are always told that retention is not a good thing, however as I signed the word RETAINED I smiled and I felt free. Again, I know that it is what is best for you. It will give you the best foundation possible for your educational journey to be built on. We're in this together baby girl! You and me and me and you!! Plus, the biggest bonus for you is your best buddy Brindi will be the only other kindergartner in our class next year (we will also have 6 first graders). Life is good for both of us! I can't wait to see how much you blossom next year.

However, for now.....LET'S ENJOY OUR SUMMER!!!

I Love You!!!


Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

What a big girl! A year you will always remember!

Kelly said...

What a year! She will continue to teach others! Kelly F