Thank you all for coming on this special day to celebrate the graduation of the Pre-K “Rockstars” class of 2011. This is a monumental occasion in the lives of our children. It is also a time to recognize the outstanding work and support of all the staff here, the parents, and most of all the students. Just looking around at the smiling faces says so much about the culture here at our school. Each morning, my heart just melts, when I see those smiling faces that are followed by their warm embraces which continually remind me of why I love teaching and how lucky I am to be a part of their lives. I am so impressed with their progress this year and they have grown to see learning as fun, exciting with a passion that will help them as they advance with their education. Looking ahead, our children are very well equipped to take on the next part of their personal and educational lives. They have formed have a strong foundation and I feel especially confident that we have given our children a great start in life with the knowledge of many priceless lessons. So, To the Class of 2011, Pre-K Rockstars, “My Chickadees”: • challenge yourself
• have a kind heart
• enjoy learning
• give back to others
• laugh and love
• And be all you can be!
In closing, I would like to dedicate this poem to my special chickadees…This one is for you…. “To My Special Chickadees” I want to let know,
How much you mean to me
And how fast the year did go!
Please come back to visit me
All through the years you grow,
Try to learn and love all that you can
There is so much for you to know
I’m glad I am your teacher
I’ve come to love you so.
I can’t believe the end is here.
It is so hard to see you go
The one thing I tried to teach you
to last your whole life through,
Is to know that you always be “my special chickadees”
And there’s is no one else like you! So it’s with all my heart
I send you on your way,
with great hope and expectations
for years of happiness and bliss to stay.