This article is written by Shari Medini
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I first created this when my first son was in preschool, & I plan to do the same thing when my younger son finishes up this school year to show my appreciation for his wonderful teachers!
I wrote a short poem for my son’s preschool teachers, laid it out with a photo that I had taken on our park day the last week of school, printed them out at Target, & put them in frames. His teachers loved them! So much so that his main teacher cried & gave me a huge hug, which of course made me cry…
HERE IS A GENERIC PRINTABLE VERSION. YOU CAN PRINT IT AS-IS, OR YOU CAN PUT YOUR OWN PICTURE OVER TOP OF MY GENERIC ONE:
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AND HERE IS THE TEXT FOR THE POEM IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE IT SEPARATELY:
When we started back in the fall, we were a little more timid & a little less tall.
We hugged our mommies & were greeted with a smile. Day after day spring, winter, & fall.
We spent a lot of time learning between those classroom walls.
We knew a few letters but didn't know them all.
We learned our phone numbers in case we needed to make a call.
We learned about rhyming. 'What rhymes with ball?'
We learned the days of the week & how to walk quietly down the hall.
We learned to love learning, which is most important of all.
A big thank you to our teachers for helping us grow, & we want you to know that we will miss you so!
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