I have a great deal of respect for those teachers who deserve such honor. I have come across, from since I was a child myself, right up to present times, while my son is still in school, some teachers who are not so deserving. This is a field of work where a teacher can touch a child's life so deeply.. and permanently. It sickens me to think of the ones that really don't like their jobs. We've all had them! It just seems to me, that if this is the case, they should LEAVE! Our kids DESERVE a good teacher, who WANTS to be there!
However, it is those who stay after school, who work all night when they get home, thinking of plans and activities that will spark a child's yearning to learn! It is those teachers who will ask a child "Can I help you?", instead of hiding behind the excuse "well, the child didn't ask me for help"!.. So many budget cuts are there, that a teacher can hardly staple a couple of papers together anymore! But then there's the teacher who will reach into his/her own wallet to contribute towards her class! God bless the teachers who come into class smiling, and go home from class smiling about their day with our kids! THESE teachers are heroes, and they do not get paid nearly what they deserve!
If you can read this,
Thank a teacher!
Si puede leer esto,
Thank a Spanish teacher! (My daughter teaches Spanish!)
In the above photo, you see a few plastic canvas gifts I've made for teachers over the years. On the left is a notebook. In the center is an apple pencil, and on the right are hall passes! It's never too hard to just send a little something to thank a teacher on this special day of recognition. Fill a small basket, or maybe a hand-painted terracotta pot with a teacup, various flavored teabags, pens, pencils, stickers, candies, an apple or some homemade cookies, etc., etc... For more ideas, look HERE... Any gift simply tells a teacher you cared and appreciated him/her enough to have been so thoughtful to take the time... And they appreciate that so much more than you might think!
Well, I certainly appreciate that you stopped by today! Don't forget to say hello to Sandi, then take a peek at the list of other tea parties taking place in Blogland that you might not want to miss!