Oh my gosh.. I almost forgot it was Teacher Appreciation Day! A good teacher is a true hero in my eyes, and I don't know how anyone can thank one enough! Here are two apple potholders and a couple of plastic canvas magnets I am putting together in a gift bag for my son's teacher today. In addition to these, I will throw in some pens, book marks, purse tissues, an eyeglass case, etc. I hope that she will have fun finding all the little surprises I put together for her! If you like, there is a nice website HERE, with some helpful ideas for teacher gifts!
My daughter is studying to be a Spanish teacher! I am so VERY proud of her! This past weekend, with what limited time she had, she asked me to help her throw together a Spring Bulletin Board. We really did have fun putting this together!
And now, in thinking back on MY favorite teacher, I remember Patricia Carman. I am sorry to say, she has passed away since she taught to me in 9th grade Algebra. I was NOT one of her easier or more dedicated students back then. I was shy.. I was withdrawn.. and frankly I did not care one bit about algebra. But she was the one teacher who, as I remember, approached me like a kindly mother or grandmother, giving me the care and the confidence to WANT to do better. While every student reacts differently to various approaches and tactics, I remember trying much harder, for not only myself, but also for her.. Gosh, I need a tissue just typing this! Wherever in Heaven she is, I do hope she knows how much I still love and appreciate her, and everything she did for me!