With the end of the school year upon us, my children asked if they could give a gift to their teachers. They decided they wanted to give their teachers a candle this year.
Here is the poem that I wrote for the gift:
Each time you light this candle, I hope you think of me,
For summer’s come, school is out, may we enjoy the days with glee.
Thank you for teaching me to learn, live, and laugh,
And, thank you for advocating on my little behalf.
The light that burns within us all is brighter than the sun,
It is something that does not extinguish, it cannot be undone.
A teacher’s impact on young lives will never really fade,
Thank you, teacher, for this past year, now I’m off to the first grade!
Since my children are in different grades, I simply switched out the grade they entering so that I could use the poem for both kids. Their teachers were surprised by the gift, and my children could not have been happier to give it to them. I have saved the poem to use in the years to come.
If you are looking for gift ideas to give teachers, consider writing something that is heartfelt and personal. Teachers give so much to our children day in and day out. Gifts and kind words are just a few ways we can express how much we appreciate them.
If you would like to use my poem as part of a gift for your child’s teacher, please email me or comment on this blog. Have a great summer!