Friday, 18 July 2008

The Holidays Start Here...

So, today was Milo's last day at Nursery school - since last September he has come along in leaps and bounds and a lot of it is due to his teacher Mrs A.



You can just see her in this picture cheering on the boys at there impromptu sports day.
Mrs A is so nice and Milo just adores her, all the kids love her and run for hugs when she opens the door to let them into class, she is the teacher that you dream your kids have as their first teacher and someone who will always be remembered as they get older.
Now what do you get someone like this to say goodbye and thank you. I thought of many different things but finally decided on one of these



accompanied by this poem which I found on the internet.

A candle is like a teacher
Who first provides the spark
That kindles love of learning
In children's minds and hearts.

Like a burning candle
Teachers light the mind
Enriching lives and futures
By the sharing of their time.

So when you light this candle
May its glow convey to you
Warm appreciation
For all the things you do.

Milo also made her a card in which he also put a photo of himself and a packet of sunflower seeds ( all his idea).So this afternoon he trotted off into class with his little bag of presents along with his classmates carrying their presents.

When I went to collect him after school I got really upset when I walked into an empty classroom, with the walls all bare and all the toys put away. Mrs A thanked me for the present and said that she doesn't normally cry but this present was so lovely she had shed some tears, well this set me off and I just welled up, I couldn't speak so just hugged her and muttered " thank you" . After she gave Milo a hug and told him that she would miss him I just about ran out of the class trying my hardest not to let any tears fall. So now she probably thinks I'm some kind of mad woman!

Well now I've recomposed myself - again - I thought I would also show you these

continuing my new found appreciation of colour, 3 new tops for the summer. I know the middle one is still black but the embroidery on it is very colourful. Hub was quite surprised when I showed him.

Now let the holidays begin..


24 comments:

Lina said...

Lovely sentiment Lisa! I know what you mean about the emotional stuff - I was blubbing when my children finished nursery this year!

Mama de Saga said...

What a beautiful gift you gave her, and the poem is lovely. Hopefully next year he will have a teacher he adores just as much.
I always cry at the end of the year.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

It makes all the difference when your children get a teacher who loves her job and inspires their learning. I love the poem you found - so beautiful and meaningful. Have a great start to the holidays. Love your new summer clothing - especially that black top.

Cathy said...

What a beautiful poem you found - I had tears welling up in my eyes too. Those teachers are around, but they are rare and Milo has been so lucky to have one so early.

Love your new clothes too - good on you.

LizzieJane said...

What a lovely blog entry today...now you have me all misty eyed.
That was a very lovely gift to give.
It is so lovely when children have a teacher they just adore, and I agree they are somewhat rare, how lucky Milo was to have had her.

Kellie said...

My friend it is you who is 'Brillante'! Have a great holiday!

Kitty said...

My two finish on Wednesday - and it's No.1's last day at that school, so will be so emotional. I'm sure Milo's teacher next year will also inspire his confidence and affection: your gifts were lovely. x

Linnea said...

Those were the sweetest gifts. I think it is sweet mothers and students like you that make teachers so lucky. I like your summer tops as well :o)!

Miss sew n sew said...

Here's to a fab summer holidays with your boys, I would be blubbing to his teacher sounds great what a lovely poem and gift.
Sarahx

Garden Girl said...

Ahh, so lovely of you to put such a thoughtful parcel together for Mrs A, I bet she did shed a tear!!x

Rachael Rabbit said...

It must be hard not to weep all the time if you are a teacher - seeing the kids grow and blossom and then getting wonderful gifts with heart felt poems ... I'd be a whimpering mess the whole time!

Linen and Roses said...

Oh how sweet. I remember taking presents to teachers when at primary school. I really like the poem you gave with the candle.

upstateLisa said...

It is always sad to part with a great teacher! but there are more out there! Milo is lucky to have had such a good year. Great gifts! Now enjoy your summer!!!!
Love the tops... will you make some too?

Alison Boon said...

It's so good to see teachers being appreciated. It's so emotional letting your babies be in someone elses care. The poem is so apt as well

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a lovely present Lisa - your child's first teacher is always special! Lucy x

LOUISE said...

If I was the teacher, I would have shed a few tears too. The gift you and Milo put together was just lovely, and so kind and thoughtful to search for and include the poem. x

mellyandrosie said...

What a lovely gift!!! Enjoy your holidays (I love holidays!!!) and enjoy that summer that will hopefully be coming our way soon (I can feel it wanting to come back to us down under).

sarahmurray said...

Such a sweet post Lisa! It made me teary eyed too... What a blessing to have such a special teacher for your precious Milo. x

Ragged Roses said...

A lovely post, my daughter is still in touch with her nursery teacher, 11 years after leaving. It is wonderful when their first experience of a teacher is such a good positive and loving one. Hope you're enjoying the summer and looking lovely in your new tops
Kimx

silverpebble said...

What a lovely treat for Milo's teacher - lucky lady! I can see why you felt moist-eyed, she sounds wonderful.

Kate said...

What a lovely poem and gift.

frazzy dazzles said...

You have to enjoy and endure these times don't you. Enjoy because they are a stepping stone forward and endure because you wish they could last forever! Jen

Miss sew n sew said...

Theres an award for you to collect on my blog should be on there tomorrow when I've sorted it!
See blog!
Sarahx

Christy said...

awww, that's such a sweet gift to a great teacher. what a very touching gesture. i'd cry too if i was the teacher.