I give you back your child. The same child you confidently entrusted to my care last August. I give them back heavier, taller, wiser, more responsible and more mature then they were then. Although they would have attained this growth in spite of me, it has been my deepest pleasure and privilege to watch their personality unfold day by day and marvel at this splendid miracle of development. I give your child back reluctantly, for having spent ten months together in the confines of a classroom, we have grown close, have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of each other. We have lived, loved, laughed, hugged, played, grown, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but I must step aside and allow them to move on. Take care of them, for they are precious, each and everyone of them. Know that I will always care and hold a special place in my heart for them. Thank you for your trust and confidence.