This Hand I Hold

As I wrap up the year with my students, I want them to know how much I love them.  The hugs and "I love yous" melt my heart.  Sometimes, I feel like they are just getting out of line to give me a hug in order to play the "end of the line game".  You know that game... they just want to be the caboose.

One of the things I do for my students at the end of the year is give them a poem called "This Hand I Hold".  One of my coworkers gave me the paper when I first started teaching kindergarten.  I have done it every year because I think it is so sweet.

I print the poem on cardstock, and then stamp my hand in red and my student's hand in blue on top of mine.  Things have been a bit busy at school and I forgot to take a picture of the finished product.

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I hope you have a great last few days with your kiddos!


  1. Oh Carolyn, that is adorable! Thanks for posting this sweet poem and end-of-the-year idea! :o)

  2. What a great idea to show your kiddos that you are always with them! I LOVE it!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade