I started another tradition with Carson this year and wanted to share. I bought the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, the Places You'll Go" and asked his teacher to please write a note on the inside cover of the book to Carson.
His teacher this year wrote:
I want you to know what a great person you are. I have loved having you in my class. You have worked so hard in first grade! I am very proud of you and excited to know of all the great things you will do!
Love, Miss Carter
PS I still don't like snakes :)
(The last line is a little joke between my snake lover son, and his snake hater teacher:)
Isn't that note sweet?
At the end of each school year, I will ask his teacher to do this until I decide when to give him the book-which I am not sure of that detail yet. I was thinking when he graduated but it gets complicated when they no longer have "one" teacher, but many. So, I was thinking possibly before he entered middle school, or if I did continue it longer, then asking one of his favorite teachers, or his seminary teachers to write the note. What do you think?
I want this to be a boost to Carson when he is older, he can read the comments and remember all the great things he has done, and the people who have helped him get there.