Many of you know I teach kindergarten. On Tuesday I will greet 23 new kindergarteners. Some will be nervous. Others will bounce in, ready for every adventure. Either way, as a parent, it’s so hard to let your child go. This is a poem I share with parents on the first day of school. I dare you to read it without crying. I know I cry EVERY time.
The First Day of Kindergarten
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 not long ago it was 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.
Happy First Day of School, Kindergarteners!!!