Oh, The Places You’ll Go

When I graduated from High School, someone gave me a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Ever since, it has been one of my very favorite books. I know it’s a favorite for a lot of people, but getting it at graduation was really impactful for me. I was heading off to college 800 miles away. I was excited and scared and anxious all at the same time. It was going to be a huge change! And it turned out so fun and rewarding.




Fast forward ?? number of years later with the invention of Pinterest. I joined back when I only had a small handful of friends on and the same ideas kept circulating around. I came across an idea and never re-pinned it. I wish I could give credit to whomever came up with this idea, but I haven’t been able to re-find the source.



Here’s the idea:

Have each of your child’s teachers sign a copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and when they graduate from High School, give it to them as a gift.




Isn’t that an awesome idea? My kids are at the perfect age to start. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to go back and get teachers to sign if I had, say, High Schoolers. My daughter is in second grade this year and my older son is in Kindergarten. They’ve gone to the same school, so I can easily go back 2 years and get my daughter’s other teachers to sign. Then, all I have to do is remember to take the book to parent teacher conference each year and get the teacher to sign.




I really think my kids will love this priceless gift when they’re older.

So, there you go. Since school is getting out soon, I thought I would pass it along in case you wanted to do it too! And if you by chance know the source of this idea, I would love to find out.

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  1. says

    Great idea.. I bet a lot of the teachers would leave some great notes that would be fun for the kids to see and read from past teachers. I know I would have liked it.. but I’m a Dr. Seuss lover too :)

  2. says

    awesome. My son is in preK right now (my other one is two). My preK son’s 2 year old and three year old class teachers have both moved, so I will start this next year. I can start my 2 year old with his first teacher, but I’m not sure that would be “fairsies” when they get older. Thanks for the idea!

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