Dear New Kindergarten Teacher

Dear Ms. New Kindergarten Teacher,

It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday at orientation. My daughter, Piper, is very excited to have you for her teacher, especially since you wore that blue shirt. Piper thought you needed a little bling to your outfit, but I explained that you were probably going for professional and something that made you look older than twelve. Good choice.

I understand this is your first year teaching. Who knew you’d be so lucky to get your very own kindergarten class when you just graduated from university last week? Big score. I’m rooting for you. And don’t worry too much about being stuck in the old art room rather than one of those awesome real kindergarten classrooms. Who needs their own bathroom with twenty squirmy five-year-olds? I’m sure it will be a fun class field trip down the hall to the restroom several times a day. At least you got a smaller class due to the cramped space! Gotta look on the bright side, right?

I’m sure you’ll remember our little Piper from orientation. She was the one who crawled inside her locker and shut the door? Wan’t that hilarious? You might want to consider drilling some air holes in there. I promise it won’t be the last time. In fact, if you lose Piper throughout the school day, you might check her locker first.

Piper is a little trickster. She has big plans for that locker.

As I mentioned at least a dozen times yesterday, I’m happy to help you in whatever way I can. I’ve taught in the trenches before, and I know the first year can be a wonderful roller coaster ride. And you’ve got a Piper on top of it. At least she’ll make you laugh along the way. Please let me know how I can spy  volunteer my time in the classroom. I’m looking forward to keeping my eye on you helping.

Good luck!


Piper’s mom


5 thoughts on “Dear New Kindergarten Teacher

  1. I love it! Oh how I do miss teaching kindergarten, but I can totally understand how a parent feels. I have had those same feelings every year they start school. I don’t even have a Piper, but Samantha will be a mini Piper I’m sure. 🙂 Hang in there mama!

    • I’m less worried about Piper (and Samantha). They seem resilient. I’ve seen new teachers who were amazing and veteran teachers who were a mess. I’m rooting for new teacher enthusiasm and energy! Perhaps Piper will share some of her lessons in life. She’s certainly taught me a few.

  2. you sound so like me twenty years ago. my kids were in french immersion so they were in little classrooms with no windows–at least their class was small. I so did not want to leave my kids at school without some supervision. And my youngest, Ty, sounds just like Piper when he was young – sans tutu, instead he pretended he was a vampire and scared the little girls by telling them :I vant to bite your neck. Seriously, the teacher talked to me about it (lol)

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