Hello, I’m Little Dude’s Mom, and my son is in your class this year.
Thank you. Thank you for all that you have done this far in your teaching career. Thank you for choosing the path to becoming a teacher. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the children of the future. Thank you for your kindness and patience towards our children. Thank you for being a future positive influence in my son’s school career! I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I remember as a child being so excited for school and loving learning. My love didn’t come from just getting on the bus and going to school. It came from great teachers through the years who inspired me to be the best me I could be. They taught valuable lessons inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom that I use on a daily basis for which I am forever thankful.
Teaching is not easy I’m sure and sometimes tests your patience. Handling all the external factors that you have no control over both inside the classroom and outside. All the other responsibilities you have to the school, your own family, and yourself. Life stresses that you have to navigate through, and the yuck that sometimes is thrown at you for no reason.
This is where your training and your personality come into play. This is where the kids and the families need you. This is where I ask you to show up. Every time you walk into that classroom. Show up and don’t ever give it less than your best. Don’t go through the motions just to get through the day. We need you to be positive, respectful, and caring towards our children. The role model that they will never forget, that teacher that they always remember, the one that taught them in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom.
At times, I’m sure you feel what you are doing is a thankless job and your work gets under appreciated. I’m here to tell you that I appreciate you; your hard work, dedication, and patience with our children. Our kids value your efforts inside and outside the classroom too, maybe not always showing it. One day they will and thank you.
As a parent, I put my trust into you. You are teaching my son for 30+ hours a week. That is 30+ hours of time, I’m left in the dark wondering what is going on in that classroom. Are his needs being met, is he getting what he needs, is he learning, behaving, being treated kindly, and being respected as a human being. Kids are impressionable, and the simplest things can make them or break them. Turn them on to school and learning or make them hate school and learning.
The time you are with my son is a time that I can never get back. I’m trusting that you will understand his age, communicate with him nicely, and refrain from using harsh words directed towards him. The time that you will be there to guild him and correct him if he is wrong. The time that seems small now but, will impact his future in this world and help shape him into the best man he can be. Be the teacher you would want for your child.
It starts now in his young life. You are his teacher, and that is the profession you choose. It is not just a job. It’s much more than that. You spend time with my son and maybe more time than some family members. I’m asking that you be my partner this year on my son’s journey through this school year. Communicate with me, share the good, the bad, and the ugly both in his learning and social life. Let me know your struggles or concerns with my son or in your classroom and outside. Be my eyes and ears when I’m not there, so he chooses the right path. Let me give you my support always and help when you ask for it. Let’s be there for each other, for him, and for his future.
Thank you for teaching my son this year,
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