You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
I am feeling sentimental this week! My little ones are finishing preschool and we are headed into the summer before Kindergarten. WOW! It was just yesterday that they were 4 pounds and helpless. Now, they are ready to go. They keep telling me, “Mom, Miss ___ says I am ready for Kindergarten.” “Mom, do you know that we take a nap in Kindergarten?” Or, my favorite, “Mom, my brain keeps telling me that I am ready to ride the bus.”
I don’t know where she gets “My brain keeps telling me…” but I hope her brain keeps telling her good things!!
As a potential high school graduation gift, I bought these books. I love the message that Dr. Seuss has about life, making your own path, and being successful. It is a great book for any age, but particularly for those Seniors heading out to see what life is about.
So, I am hoping that every year I can get a teacher to sign these books for my little ones so that on their graduation day we can have a meaningful gift. They can take it with them on their path forward. I know that is many years off, but it is a fun start!!
In addition to a potential graduation gift for our children, I also want to thank the teachers. Teachers have a hard job. They work long hours, get little pay, and spend their time with our most precious commodity: our children. I feel so grateful to have interacted with three teachers this year that have taken my girls and guided them, taught them, and loved them! Thank you!!
In honor of our teachers, I composed this silly little poem. The first two lines are Dr. Seuss (or nearly) and the rest is mine. I was so pleased with how it turned out, that I thought I would share.
Here is a little printable to give to those teachers that have affected your children’s lives. If you want, you can right click and save and print for your use:
I framed these and gave them to each of my child’s teachers.
In addition, I made this little tag to attach either to a card or bag. Again, you can right-click, save and print for your own use:
Thank you to all those who serve and help and love our children. I believe you deserve extra blessings for your service!!
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