This week our kids went back to school where I live. Parents had Meet-the-Teacher Night where they meet their children’s teachers and hear about the year to come. My daughter’s Math teacher read the following poem to us about how teachers and parents have to work together to help children learn and develop. The poem is called "Unity".
I dreamt I stood in a studio,
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child’s mind,
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher, the tools he used
Were books, music, and art.
One a parent with a guiding hand
And a gentle loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled,
With a touch that was deft and sure.
While the parent labored by his side,
And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last, their work was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child,
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If each had worked alone,
For behind the parent stood the school
And behind the teacher the home.
Here’s hoping all of your children have a successful year at school!
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