Abraham Lincoln’s Famous Letter to His Son’s Teacher

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There are great men and women who walk this earth with so much grace, inspiring and empowering millions of people from all over the world to live their lives in ways that bring more love, joy and hope to the world. And Abraham Lincoln was one of those people.

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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12 Responses to Abraham Lincoln’s Famous Letter to His Son’s Teacher

  1. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for this post! This letter is wonderful, and I have reblogged your post, at least I think I have.

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  3. And to think I just pushed Mom out the door of the classroom…

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  5. John Lippitt says:

    Jennie, that’s great! I hadn’t heard of it before. It reminds me of the Desiderata – not aimed specifically at teachers, but as with Lincoln’s request, good advice for all. You can find it here: http://mwkworks.com/desiderata.html

  6. reocochran says:

    So interesting and informative of Abraham Lincoln’s love for his son. It was such a great way to express it, Jennie. 🙂

    • Jennie says:

      I thought so, too. Imagine what that letter would have been for the teacher. His son went to Exeter in NH, a horse and buggy ride that must have taken months from Washington. I don’t know if it was to a teacher then, or earlier on. Regardless, it puts humanity and my job into the forefront.

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