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End Of Year Poem for Nursery children and parents

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by cl23, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Hello!

    Just posting on the forum just on the off-chance that somebody may already have a poem to give children / parents at the end of the year. We break up next week and we will be sending my Nursery children home with the 3 scrapbooks of their work that we have been working on since September. We were planning on tying them with a piece of florist's ribbon (as a 'gift') and then attaching a tag with a little leaving poem on. Was going to make up my own but am having a real brain freeze at the mo!!

    Has anybody got any ideas or a poem they may have used already?

    Many thanks,
    Cl23
    xx
     
  2. Hello!

    Just posting on the forum just on the off-chance that somebody may already have a poem to give children / parents at the end of the year. We break up next week and we will be sending my Nursery children home with the 3 scrapbooks of their work that we have been working on since September. We were planning on tying them with a piece of florist's ribbon (as a 'gift') and then attaching a tag with a little leaving poem on. Was going to make up my own but am having a real brain freeze at the mo!!

    Has anybody got any ideas or a poem they may have used already?

    Many thanks,
    Cl23
    xx
     
  3. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    I'll have a think, cl.

    We've been told that our scrapbooks have to go up to reception with the children and be given to parents at the end of FS2. How much nicer and more fitting for such uoung, pre-statutory children than whats goes on in many places.

    I wonder whether parents might be able to demand their children's scrapbooks at the end of FS1?
     
  4. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Sorry - first paragraph should have read:

    How much nicer your system is than.....
     
  5. For the End of the School Year

    This Hand I Hold

    This hand I hold I touch it now
    For all eternity,
    And the knowledge that I share
    I give from me to you.

    In hope that all you do and say
    Reflects the lessons learned,
    And all the awards that you receive
    Are ones that you have earned.

    I am your present teacher
    And your true friend,
    But when the year is over
    My thoughts of you won't end.

    For in my dearest memory
    Forever you will be,
    And when you go I hope that you
    Will take a part of me.

    This hand I hold I touch it now
    For all eternity,
    And the knowledge that I share
    I give from me to you.


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Here is a picture that you can treasure.
    Teaching you has been a pleasure!
    The year now ends, and we must part,
    Always know you are in my heart!


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Great Expectations

    It's time to say good-bye
    Our year has come to an end.
    I've made more cherished memories
    and many more new friends.

    I've watched your child learn and grow
    and change from day to day.
    I hope that all the things we've done
    Have helped in some small way.

    So it's with happy memories
    I send them out the door,
    With great hop and expectations
    for what next year holds in store.


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    In __year__ at the beginning of September
    You came into my class, how well I remember.

    Some of you were smiling and giggling a lot
    Some were very quiet and a few tears I could spot

    You came here to learn, to be taught how to read
    You were then very much like a tiny new seed

    You were all in my garden just waiting to grow
    So this gardener got busy with her rake and her hoe

    I fed you the water and let in the sun
    You took in the soil, but we had only begun

    Each day as I worked in this garden of mine
    I saw you all growing so strong and so fine

    Then finally one day I took a good look
    And saw each of my flowers reading a book

    It was obvious then that you had worked too
    Soaking up all the food I had given to you

    But although you have blossomed, you still need to grow
    So I'll pass you on now to another gardener I know

    She too has a rake and hoe she can use
    And plenty of food from which you can choose

    I hope you will keep your roots open wide
    Take in all her food and keep it inside

    Yes, a gardener can work all night and all day
    But the flower must be willing to take in each ray

    So work very hard in your garden each year
    Do the best you can and you'll have nothing to fear

    Grow strong and tall, reach up for the sun
    Stay as nice as you are and have lots of fun.


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Now I know my ABC's.
    Colours, shapes, and days.
    I sang some songs,
    Learned some poems, rhymes, and fingerplays.
    I played outside on sunny days,
    And inside when it rained.
    My little hands and feet were busy every day.
    My teacher was ____.
    I kept her on her toes.
    She tied my shoes, combed my hair, and even wiped my nose.
    But now it's time to say "Good-bye"
    To all my preschool friends.
    School is over, summer's here.
    But learning never ends!


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    You're a very special person, and
    __name of student__ you should know
    how I loved to be your teacher,
    how fast the year did go.

    Please take the time to think of me
    as through the years you grow,
    try hard to learn all you can,
    there is so much to know.

    The one thing I tried to teach you,
    to last your whole life through,
    is to know you are special
    just because,_______,you are you.


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I am Glad I was your Teacher!

    I'm glad I was your teacher
    I've come to love you so.
    I can't believe the end is here.
    I hate to see you go.

    Remember all the fun we had
    in all the things we did
    But most of all remember...
    You're a Very Special Kid!

     
  6. blue_gini

    blue_gini New commenter

    Hi cl23,

    There was a little poem that was given to parents when my children finished nursery- it was on an A4 paper though (not sue how well it would work as a tag) with the child's hand prints & the poem read something like this:

    There used to be so many
    of my fingerprints to see
    on furniture and walls and things
    from sticky, messy me.

    If you take but just a moment
    you will see I'm growing fast,
    messy hand prints dissapear,
    you can't bring back what's past.

    So here's a reminder,
    to keep-not wipe away,
    of little hads and how they looked
    to make you smile some day.


    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Made a big lump in my throat when I got it, and it does put a smile on my face when I look at tiny hand prints now that my chidren are older :)

    Good luck with finding something suitable :)
     
  7. Hello!!

    Wow! Thank you very much everyone - what a great response, my only problem now is choosing one (or shall I use 2?? Hmm!).

    Inky, in previous years the Nursery teacher kept and sent their work to Reception, but we found that they were only being stored for another year (as the Reception teacher had no time to go through them all!!!) so, this being my first year in Nursery, we decided to send them home as the parents ask on a weekly basis when they will be getting them!! I think it's a shame not to send them home at the end of the year, as you said it's non-statutory education and the children are immensely proud of their own work and want to show it off!

    Thank you everyone again!

    Cl23
    xxx
     

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