I just have to give a little shout out to all of the amazing teachers out there. It's an often thankless profession, but there are few people I know who work harder. It's funny, because I grew up with parents who were teachers, I married a teacher, and most of my close friends are teachers, teaching is all I know. I couldn't imagine doing anything different with my life.
Something teachers all have in common, is their passion for student growth and learning. There isn't a moment when you can just leave behind your job and go home and night, without giving it a second thought. Our hearts and minds continue to think about those students we know who are working 40+ hours a week to support their families, who are in the middle of their parents' divorce, who don't know stability, security, or love, or who spend their time struggling to stay warm, rather than doing their homework. Those kids are the reason that teachers choose their profession. To make a difference.
So, if you haven't done so already, please thank a teacher! They don't need elaborate gifts, or Starbucks cards (although those are definitely appreciated), but a simple hand written card can mean the world. My boys have had fun planning a special week for their teachers. They helped to wrap gifts, write cards and have a couple other surprises in mind. But, to show your appreciation and thankfulness for the work that they do, will mean the world to your child's teacher. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration, so if you are feeling especially last minute, with no ideas, here you go! ;-)
Don't forget to thank a teacher this week!
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