Monday, March 1


My dad forwarded this to me... as you know I'm having a hard time with the thought of going back to school.  

A parent sent this letter to my principal 2 years ago when I first started teaching K at my school.  The principal then sent it to me so that I could see what was written about me.  I had then sent it to my parents to show off.  (:))  My dad apparently kept it because 2 years later he forwarded it to me to remind me why I do what I do.  He also told me to make Colby proud.  :)

Good Morning Mrs. Hedin:

I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know what an enjoyable year our daughter Lauren has had in Mrs. Jamerson's class.

I have had the opportunity to be very involved with the class this past school year and to see how the classroom worked. The transformation of the classroom from September throughout the year has been wonderful! On Back to School Night we visited a very bland room but as the months have passed it has become a cheerful, colorful fun place for the children to learn. I am amazed at the amount of information Lauren has learnt over the year and she is really thriving in her environment.

Regarding Mrs. Jamerson, I cannot say enough about her! The children love her and she teaches in a way that is fun for them to learn.  She is fabulous about communicating with parents via her weekly newsletter, email, memos or her availability to meet.  The extra work she has done to post a website to keep us up to date and posting pictures of activities on line is very much appreciated. And I just love her BEE book, I wish all grades would use it!  I have really enjoyed helping out in the classroom this year and have always felt welcome.

Although Lauren is excited about going to first grade in the fall she does not want to leave Mrs. Jamerson.   Mrs. Jamerson is a wonderful addition to your staff and we couldn't have asked for anyone better to introduce our daughter to her school years.  I only hope she is still on staff when our son enters Kindergarten in a few years.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to another wonderful year next fall.


Jo-Anne and John B.

Of course- like I've mentioned, if I could choose I'd stay home.  But since that's not a practical option for us right now, I am so grateful that I get to go back to a job that I love.  I really feel like I'm making a difference every day.  And, though I usually feel like pulling out my hair by mid-week, I am lucky to do what I do.  :)  And it doesn't hurt that I get summers off and 3 week-long vacations every year.  :)


Ashley said...

I feel the exact way!!! bY the way what is a bee book??

Ashley said...

I feel the exact way!!! bY the way what is a bee book??

Anonymous said...

what a great letter - I'm sure you're as great a mom as you are a teacher!

Michele said...

So Sweet!!!