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Dear Parents,

     I give you back your child; the same child you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give you your child back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than before. Although your child would have attained this growth in spite of me, it has been my happy privilege to watch this personality unfold day by day and marvel at this splendid miracle of development. I have thrilled at each new achievement, each new success, and each new expansion of self. I give your child back reluctantly; for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a classroom, we have grown close. We have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of the other.

     We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but I must give your child back to you. Take care of your child, for your child is precious.

kitten      Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and in your child's destiny...wherever your child goes, whatever your child does, and whoever your child becomes. Your child's joys and sorrows I'll be happy to share. Please call on me if there is anything further I can ever do for you, for I will always remember both you and your child.

With much love,

Your child's teacher      

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