Words can’t describe how thankful I am to have you in Matthew’s life. Matthew has grown so much this year. I have observed all of the activities you have done with the kids that meant so much. Even the small things made such an impact. Matthew came to school in August afraid of noises and you have helped him come out of his shell. CHOW DOWN At snack time was just one small thing to help Matthew realize that noise is alright. The monthly programs for the parents were a great growing experience for Matthew. For The first few he was in my lap, but by the end, he was up there singing away (quiet, but still singing : ) ). The calendar and circle time, you taught Matthew so much. He speaks some Spanish, can read, write, and has developed a great foundation morally, socially, and academically because of you. I will always remember you, hope we always keep in touch. You were the first influence on Matthew’s life as a teacher and words can’t express how thankful I am for that.