Monday, June 1, 2009

Too good not to share

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:

Hi Carson,

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.


Ben and Keri said...

I love this idea! It will a fun treasure someday!

The Harvey's said...

I think this is a great idea! I may just copy you!

Heart on my sleeve said...

I gave this book to my kids when they graduated from high school!!!