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Poem/Gift Idea for Parents on First Day
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Does anyone have a cute poem or gift idea to give to parents on the first day? And do you usually send it home with the child at the end of the day or with the parent as they drop them off at school? Thanks so much for the help!!!


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Old 08-16-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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I think I'm going to post this on my class website as a first entry:

Parents and teachers join as one
To create an educated daughter or son.
It takes lots of love, caring and understanding
But an individual will emerge who is special notwithstanding.
We will work together to help each child bloom
So they can grow and prosper as they learn in this room.
So I share this little confection with you as I say
I am committed to helping your child grow each and every day.
Yes, the road is long, but the journey's begun
As we strive to educate your daughter or your son.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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Parent Care Package

Dearest Kindergarten Parents,
Here is a little "gift" for you as you leave your precious one with me on the first day of school. As you hold this cotton ball in your hand, the softness will help you to
remember the gentle spirit of your child. After you've gone home and dried
your tears, make yourself a hot cup of tea . Put up your feet and
relax. Remember that together you and I will work for your child to be the
best they can be.
Thank you for entrusting your child to me for the coming school year. I will
do my very best every day to be your child's guide in learning and exploring
this bright, new world they've just stepped into.
Sincerely,
(your signature)
(Put poem in a ziplock bag with the following items: a cotton ball, a Kleenex and a tea bag)
This idea was shared on a teacher bulletin board.
Author Unknown

Or this poem by Jamie Solley
The First Day
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And know your child must stay.
You've been with him for five years now
And have been a loving guide,
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave him at my side.
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow
I'll love him as I would my own
And help him learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know
How quickly the years do pass
And that one day soon it will be my turn
To take my child to class.
So please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more
For I will love him and take him in
When you leave him at my door.

I plan on using both. Hope this helps
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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I use the poem above also. Here's what I attach to my welcome letter they receive at Kindergarten Orientation.
The left side is the boys version...right is the girls.
I had no idea who the author was until I saw the above post. Thank you! I'll have to add that to my poem this year.
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