Saturday, June 14, 2008

Pink Saturday #2

Welcome to another PINK SATURDAY . My friend Beverly of How Sweet The Sound is again hosting a PINK SATURDAY . Last week I had to resort to an older photo this one is actually one I took yesterday.

As many of you who read my blog know the end of the school year is just about here (4 more days). Every year I like to give the kids a present on the last day of school. This year they are all getting a pail and shovel. Inside I have put a journal, a summer fun packet, a book, a photo album of their kindergarten year, some play dough, sunglasses and some bubbles. Here is one of the pails ready to go home!

Many years ago I was looking through Rich's baby book and I found a ditto sheet (do any of you remember those?) with a poem one of his teacher's had written. I made a few changes and adapted it to kindergarten. I've printed it out for each of the children. Here is the poem:

It's been my pleasure at school each day

to watch your child at work and play.

We've shared together the gift of joy

as she discovered some new toy.

I've watched her grow as the weeks sped by

and seen the sparkle in her eye.

I've shown her the way in many new fields

and observed her respond with her special appeal

Now that the school year has come to a close

a happy vacation is what I propose.

With a change in the weather

and as summer will fade -

When our school doors open

she will go to first grade.

There is a version for boys as well. I even made a version for any children who are repeating kindergarten.

I'm looking forward to visiting everyone for PINK SATURDAY

take care,


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Dawn.

I love this pail filled with goodies. I think I am going back to kindergarten so I can have you as my teacher.

Jeanne said...

Well Dawn, you should win the prize (if there was one) because that bucket and the contents is so sweet. The poem is too. I have one question. Do you make a 'boy' copy for the boys? I expect your answer to be yes. Smile!

Have a wonderful weekend, Jeanne

KarenHarveyCox said...

You sound like a wonderful teacher, the kind I always wanted when my girls were little. I love this pink pail and I love your poem. The joy you feel about teaching speaks so loudly in this post. Nice to meet you on this PINK Saturday. Karen


You are a wonderful teacher.. how fortunate these children are to have you. They will always remember your summer goodie pail and yOU!!!!
You are a one in a million!!!
Have a pink day!!!

Mary said...

Prettiest pink pail - popular you I'm sure!! Such a lovely gift for the little ones.

Connie said...

How sweeeeettttt, chickadee!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Dawn, Just a wonderful post today!...Each of your students is lucky to have a teacher like you!...Love the poem!....Heidi :)

Vanessa Greenway said...

I loved the pink sunglasses! Thanks for visitng me! I never took any sewing class. My mom taught me sewing when I was about 10 years old. I enjoy sewing... Have a very pink saturday! Vanessa

hautemommy said...

Dawn, first of all, those buckets are adorable!!! And secondly, that poem is so cute! My son will be in kindergarten in a year, so I am hoping he gets a teacher like you! :)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Dawm,
I love you gift bucket present. How luck your children are to have such a thoughtful teacher. I bet the children will remember that present for a very long time. How very special....I also love the poem.
Mo :-)

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Dawn, nice to meet you! I love your pink post!
I hope you in my pink saturday!! by for now see you!

marianne said...

oh my, what a beautiful and thoughtful idea, Dawn! what a precious memento for the little ones. I sure wish you were my teacher! just lovely. :)

shirl said...

Hello Dawn, Happy Pink Saturday! What a sweet gift to give to your students. You are just the kind of teacher I wish for all children! Yes I do remember ditto pages. Sweet poem!
Blessings, Shirl

Deb said...

Wonderful, thoughtful gift. I love the poem. Such a nice Pink Saturday post.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi! Just stopping in to see your PINK post...and how cute it is! What a neat idea! I bet the kids just loved it!

You have a great blog, and your son is so cute...have a 9 year old, too! Enjoyed viewing your scrapbook pages...they are amazing!

~Rhonda ;)

Tracy said...

Hi, Dawn! Thanks so much for visiting me and sharing in the pink love! Such fun to meet you and see your pink here. It's so sweet that you give your children and end-of-school-year treat. My mom used to do that. And I remeber dittos! LOL! Your blog is so cozy...I look forward to coming back again! Happy weekend to you & yours :o)

Mya said...

What a wonderful teacher you must be. The goodies are very sweet.

Donna said...


How sweet of you! Have a GREAT summer!