Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Dear Parents,
I give you back your children, the same children you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give them back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than they were then. Although they would have attained his growth in spite of me, it has been my pleasure and privilege to watch their personality unfold day by day. I give them back reluctantly, for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a crowded classroom, we have grown close, have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of each other. Ten years from now if we met on the street, your child and I, a light will shine to our eyes, a smile to our face, and we shall feel the bond of understanding once more, this bond we feel today. We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but give them back I must. Take care of them, for they are precious. Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and their destiny, wherever they go, whatever they do, whoever they become. Their joys and sorrows I’ll always be happy to share.
Mrs. Laue

While I am not the author of the above letter, truer words have not been written about how I felt today saying good bye to your child.  I will always be interested in what your child is doing!  When they are on top of the world, let me know!  When they are struggling and need an extra hug or two at school, I WILL FIND THEM!  Let me know!  When they are just their regular self but think of me at the dinner table, let me know!  I love getting notes and emails from my old students.

All in all, we had a great last day!  It was a lot of fun seeing my grown up students who came to visit one last time before heading to the middle school!  This young man stopped by to see me today.  I had the pleasure of being his kindergarten and first grade teacher a few years ago, and then his sister is in my class this year.  It made my day that he stopped by to see me on his last official day as an elementary student!  Good luck at the Middle School next year!  I will be checking in with your sister to see how it's going!

This afternoon I gave each student a class award.  They loved hearing the awards and guessing which student they thought was going to get each award.  They were pretty good guessers!!

The end of the day was a little rough, I am really going to miss teaching these students every day next year!  My eyes may have been a little watery as they all got their good bye hugs! 

I hope you all have a fantastic summer!  I can't wait to see how much everyone has grown in the fall!

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