One Queensland, Australia teacher from Bowen State School went above and beyond her job and crafted an incredible letter to her incoming fourth-grade class. Understanding that starting a new year is an often daunting task for students, she wanted to make her class feel confident and comfortable when they were learning. In order to share this message with the new class, she posted a letter on the outside of some welcome goodie bags given to every new student.
The letter she wrote on the goodie bag has been transcribed below:
“I am so glad that you’re here. Here is a little goodie bag to help kick off the year. The eraser is to remind you that it is ok to make mistakes. We’ll work and learn together, no matter what it takes. The stickers mean we’ll stick together and work hard as a team. The puzzle shows how we fit together, working towards a common theme. The bookmark is to show you-you always have a place. If you ever feel a little lost we’ll help you find your space. The smarties are to remind you how smart I think you are. Work hard and do your best. Remember to aim far!”