Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Teacher Appreciation Week

For those of you who don't know, it is Teacher Appreciation Week. I, being a teacher, have not really ever put too much thought into this week. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't want to be appreciated, I do! - It's just that this week has always just brought cheap, little chinsy gifts that I ultimately end up selling in some garage sale. lol

But I had a mother turn my thoughts on Teacher Appreciation Week around today...for those if you that don't know it yet (and I'm afraid I might have fallen into this category), this is what showing your appreciation actually looks like...it doesn't have to come in a big fancy gift ~even though I like those too :) ~ it just has to touch someone's heart - which this did.

This is the email I received today.

"I wanted to start this special week for teachers off by saying thank you.Thank you for putting up with me sometimes when I seem high maintenance with my daughter. Thank you for teaching her in a way that she talks about you all the time at home.Thank you for reading wonderful,challenging books to her.Thank you. Have a great day!"

Let me just tell you I DO feel appreciated because of that! I feel like I should be sending BIG thank yous to this mom for opening my eyes and showing me what Teacher Appreciation Week is TRULY all about!

So... for those of you who are still being touched by a teacher in some way, whether it be yourself or through your child, take it from me - a few little words, that don't cost a dime, go a long way!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all my fellow teachers!!! :)

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