Unity–A Poem about Teachers Working with Parents

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". 

MP3 Recording of the Poem 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.


-Author Unknown

Here’s hoping all of your children have a successful year at school!

-Mama Lisa

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3 Responses to “Unity–A Poem about Teachers Working with Parents”

  1. Jodie Says:

    I believe this poem was written by Cleo V. Swarat. I would imagine she holds the copyright.

  2. Lisa Says:

    Thanks for letting us know Jodie.

  3. j Says:

    I love this poem?????????????????????

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