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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…
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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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Shari Medini is the co-owner of the parenting website Adore Them. Her prior experience includes working as a marketing strategist and writer on multi-million dollar capital campaigns, website designs, advertising campaigns, and book launches. Shari's parenting articles have been published in dozens of publications; and she enjoys doing various speaking engagements. When she's not on her laptop, Shari can be found spending quality time with her husband and two sons exploring their hometown of Lancaster County, PA
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