If the thought of your child going off to school is filling you with a wave of emotions, take reassurance from this beautiful poem for starting school, entitled ‘Dear Parent’, from the book A Teacher’s Insight by Leonie Roberts.
It is written to reassure parents that your little one’s teacher will take good care of them and help them to grow and become independent, but that you will always be their number one.
A Poem for Starting School
I understand that you are scared
To wave your child goodbye
And leave him in a teacher’s hands
Don’t worry if you cry!
I’m used to weeping parents
It’s hard to leave I know.
But it’s time to share him (just a bit)
To help him learn and grow.
Let me reassure you
That I’ll give your child my best
I’ll wipe his tears, soothe his fears
And change his dirty vest!
If your darling child is full of cold
I’ll blow his nose all day
Just like you, I’ll care for him
In a special way.
I’ll treat him like I would my own
I’ll catch him from a fall
And if there is ANY problem
I’ll be sure to tell you all.
It’s true he’ll grow to love us
He’ll talk of school a lot
It doesn’t mean he hates you
And that you should lose the plot!
I’ll tell you a secret..
That when your boy is here
He talks to me as much of you
Of this please have no fear.
You’ll always be his mother
Whilst teachers come and go
To him you are his number one
This I truly know.
Soon you’ll see some changes
In your little girl or boy
They’ll become more independent
And to see this, it’s a joy!
I’ll teach them all I have to give
To share, climb and to write
But to you they safely will return
To tuck them in at night.
With love from a teacher…
From the book ‘A Teacher’s Insight‘ by Leonie Roberts