We’ve been talking about this day for months; you’ve daily asked if it was time to go to kindergarten. Each time we drive by your new school you exclaim, Jackson’s Kindergarten! and often follow up with a fist pump for emphasis.
You’re so excited and I hope nothing snuffs that out.
Your Lightening McQueen backpack and matching lunchbox are ready.
You’ve met your teacher and checked out your classroom.
Today I will walk you in and although I’m excited for you, I’m also a little sad.
We’ve spent five years together – you and me.
There were many days I wanted to pull my hair out, but now the house will be a little too quiet.
Seven hours at school is a really long time; mama only went to kindergarten for two and a half.
I remember my first day of kindergarten, and I hope yours is as magical as mine was.
I hope your teacher is as wonderful as Miss. Hymer was for me.
I hope when you’re 35-years-old you still have fond memories of kindergarten and can still sing some of the silly songs.
My love for kindergarten was the foundation for a life-long love of school.
Maybe your teacher will pull your first tooth the way Miss. Hymer pulled mine.
Mama loved orange juice days but chose to go without when it was grape or apple.
Centers were my favorite part of the day and I would stay in the kitchen the entire time.
I wonder what your favorite center will be?
I can’t wait to see what subjects you love and which ones you really don’t like.
I can’t wait to hear about your day and learn the names of your friends.
I know it’s going to be a great year, because God brought us to this place.
He has a plan for you and it’s beyond anything you can imagine.
My prayer has been (and will continue to be) that you thrive this school year and become all God created you to be.
Will you struggle sometimes? Probably. Yes.
The classroom can present unique challenges for you; but I know you’ll face them head-on.
You are determined. You persevere. You’re intelligent.
Your laugh is contagious and your sense of humor top-notch.
You are creative and have an amazing imagination.
You are full of joy!
This year we will overcome any challenges together.
We will invest in your strengths.
Daddy and I will cheer you on.
I promise you the same thing I promised you last year (and will promise you every day for the rest of your life).
I will always be your biggest cheerleader.
I will be your voice when yours is shaky.
I will be your advocate when nobody else is standing up for you.
I will stay up late and help you with homework.
I will go the extra mile to make sure you get the education you deserve.
I will continue raising my voice; even though you’ve found yours.
I will never give up on you!
I cannot promise I won’t cry when I drop you off this morning.
Have a fun first day of Kindergarten!