End of School Year Letter

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At the beginning of the school year, I wrote Shawn a letter expressing mine and his anxieties about him starting Pre-K. You can see that post HERE. It still makes me tear up each time I read it but I knew that I wanted to write a follow up letter for the end of the year. I wanted to document how far he had come and to touch briefly on myself, just to let him know that even though I am an adult, I too continue to grow. While I don’t plan on writing Shawn a letter at the beginning of each school year, I think I will write one to him at the end.

Dear Shawn,
As the school year comes to a close, I have mixed emotions once again. I’m happy summer is here and our schedule has relaxed but I am sad to see you part ways with your friends; knowing most won’t attend Kindergarten with you. Over the school year, I have watched you develop, play, and explore the world without us being right beside you. You have learned so much in a short amount of time and I couldn’t be more proud. You’ve done a great job!

Remembering back to your first few days, you seemed so small and not ready for this journey to begin. However, as I look at you today standing on stage during graduation, I can tell you were ready, even if we didn’t want to believe it. Sometimes I guess we just need to put aside our fears and continue forward. We can’t hold back because you don’t know what lies ahead.

As much as you’ve grown this year, it hasn’t been easy for you. You needed to learn to cope with your anxieties and with lots of encouragement from your teacher and us; you were able to open up. I believe that this was the biggest success you’ve had this school year. I know how hard it is for you to face your anxieties, but I remember you saying to me at the beginning of the year, “I will be ok. I can do this.” and you were right, you could and you did.

I would be lying if I didn’t say you’ve gotten in trouble more times than I care to think about. I know it’s hard to follow directions and work with others but these are life skills that you’re learning early on. Trust me, you’ll need these skills throughout your entire life and you just need to keep at it. It will get easier as you get older but in the meantime, please continue to listen to your teacher. It will make school so much more enjoyable and you will get more out of it.

As I look to the fall and the start of Kindergarten, I hope you continue on the same path. Continue learning to work with others, following directions and exploring everything out there worth knowing. Don’t be afraid of what is unknown and continue to grow into the person I know you can be.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about me. Yes, it did get easier for me to drop you off in the morning. Not because I stopped wanting to be there with you but simply because I realized that you needed to grow without me being right beside you. Also, because I would catch glimpses of whom you really are and I knew you were right. You could do this.

Love, Mommy

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