One morning this past year a student walked into class, excitedly ran up to greet me, and handed me an envelope. Unable to contain herself, she exclaimed “It's a love letter!” not knowing what to expect, I opened the letter and it said “Ms Manore. I love you.” The best part: the students used sticker letters to write the message.
It truly was a love letter. Not in the traditional, mushy, romantic sense. But those kinders just adore their teachers and love to express it in writing. Last week, while I sat around recovering from my surgery, I had PLENTY of time to admire all of the end-of-year gifts from my students. The flowers and gift cards are so generous and always appreciated, but it was the writing of my students that touched my heart. I wanted to share a few of my “love letters” with you.
|“Thank you for helping me learn.”|
|This one melts my heart.|
|“Your are loved and special and perfect.”
Among many other sweet sentiments.
One of my students even wrote me a poem. It was laminated and everything. I'm sure her mom helped to create the finished product, but I can tell that the words are direct sentiments from the 6 year old sweetie.
|I love that she called me a “Real Princess”|
Summer is here and I will savor every moment I have away from my buzzing, busy, crazy Kindergarten classroom. But I already miss my students.