I was inspired by a friend yesterday who told me that her Pediatrician had recommended she write a letter to her child’s upcoming Kindergarten teacher.
What a great idea! I hadn’t even thought to do that myself, so I jumped right on the bandwagon.
Dear Miss H,
Firstly, may I begin by saying how excited Gwennie, my husband, and myself are for her to be starting Kindergarten at LH. This is a very new and thrilling adventure for all of us.
We have several friends who have/had children at LHPS. Every single one of them sings great praises of the school and how their years there have been a solid and positive foundation for their children.
We don’t know each other yet but we are going to share something precious in common- both of us are going to make an incredible difference in the life of Gwennie in the upcoming year. I know that you will have a classroom full of beautiful children just like mine, and I know that there will be days that will feel less “beautiful” than others! On these days I wish you patience and grace!
Gwennie is a sweet girl with a caring heart and soul. She is very sensitive and has a tendency to take things very personally. She is very affectionate, is fiercely loyal to those she loves, and is a real helper. She has a great sense of humour and loves to entertain.
But like every child, I know she will have her moments in class. I want to thank you in advance for shaping my daughter and preparing her for the unknown and uncertain future that is ripe with possibility. I do have a few selfish requests though and I do hope they are not hard to fulfill. If Gwennie misbehaves or becomes troublesome, I need to know. I don’t want to be the “helicopter parent”, but I will always want to be involved and help make your life easier. I am only a phone call away. Also, if she is struggling with any of her work in class, please let me know so that we can work together to help her.
I would like to be involved in as many opportunities as I can for parental involvement. I will sign up for the holiday goodies, I will chaperone field trips when I can, and I will help you as much as possible for as long as my daughter is in your class. Never hesitate to reach out to me!
So, here’s to a wonderful year in Kindergarten! We are very much looking forward to all it has to bring!
Such a great idea, and such a sweet letter!
This is such a sweet idea and one I will remember for next September!
An excellent idea Sarah – I’m sure
lot’s of Mums will agree and follow suit.
Lots of love