Tomorrow is Ruby's last day in foundation stage and it really has been such a pleasure to witness her grow in confidence with her learning in so many different ways, from her writing to her reading.
In order to mark Ruby finishing school, I decided, after seeing something similar done by someone in America, to create a memory book in which teachers can record comments and encouragment for Ruby for her to look back on in years to come.
I decided to put pen to paper and adapted a poem which I wrote at the start of the book:
Very grateful to you I would be,
if you would please do this favour for me,
I started this gift when Ruby was small,
and I hope it’s complete by the time she is tall.
Each teacher who helps her along the way,
I hope will autograph – that is to say –
please add a note, a picture or song,
a special memory can never be wrong.
Please have a guess as to what she will do,
when she is older and as big as you,
a teacher perhaps, well who can say?
one thing’s for certain, she will remember her school days.
Thank you for taking the time to write in this book
I appreciate the valuable time that you took.
Ruby will love to read what you had to say,
when I present it to her on a special day.
I recieved Ruby's memory book back today and I cried reading what her teachers had said, it was just so lovely to read their comments. I am so proud of Ruby!