Teach them to say thank you: Teacher Appreciation Week 2017!
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Teacher Appreciation Week is one of my favorite things to celebrate. Not only is it a great time to thank all sorts of educators in my life, my kids love to get in on the fun too.
I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by good teachers. Not only was my Mom a 5th grade teacher for over 35 years, I grew up with aunts and uncles who taught. There has always been a high regard for education and a respect for educators in my family. I’m proud to say that same level of respect and appreciation for teachers is evident in my kids too.
Teaching is not an easy job.
Anyone that thinks so, sadly, didn’t have any or doesn’t know any real teachers.
The real teachers are personally invested and do their job from their hearts. My Mom had 4 children, but she considered all of her students, even the tough ones, all “her kids”.
Teachers may get the summer “off”, but I know the reality of that “vacation” is spending endless hours in their classrooms preparing lesson plans, creating bulletin boards, strategizing the classroom set up, and getting everything situated for the impending arrival of 20+ new students. And, possibly attending teacher workshops or academic courses to further their own education.
I know the best teachers are always teaching or finding ways to do it better.
I have 3 children who are currently enrolled in our public school system. Their elementary school has over 700 students and that is just one of the several elementary schools in our district. That’s a lot of kids. I’ve spent enough time in my kid’s classrooms to see how things go down.
It can get pretty nuts.
These teachers are saddled with making sure each child gets a healthy start to the day with breakfast before any academic learning even begins.
The day is full of teaching not only the ABC’s, but how to be safe, respectful, and responsible too. Each student brings something new and wonderful to the classroom, but they can also bring their worries and fears too. Our teachers don’t ignore this and are always at the ready to address the tough issues too.
Thanks to our teachers, my kiddos are not left behind, ignored, or pushed through. We have been blessed with some of the best teachers out there and my children have only benefitted thanks to their teacher’s hard work, consistency, personal investment, and kindness. The relationship is reciprocal. My kids are just as devoted to their own learning and to their teachers. And, it’s not just their classroom teachers, they adore their phys ed, music, and art teachers, as well.
So how do we thank these precious people? TeacherPeach.com
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Some of our favorite gifts are the Once Upon a Box for school or home which are both full of amazing gifts every teacher loves and appreciates! We also like to pick out water bottles that we can fill up with their favorite candies! My most favorite teacher gift pick is the “I Am A Teacher” canvas tote!
The quality of this tote is top notch with a wide front pocket and long over the shoulder straps. It’s made from a durable canvas and accommodates a good stash of stuff! We like to surprise the recipient by filling up the totes with all sorts of goodies. I love the printed saying on the front. It serves as a good reminder to special teachers, especially on those really hard days.
Do you have a special teacher in your life that makes a difference? Show them your appreciation with a gift for them or their classroom from TeacherPeach.com! Whether you want to thank them during Teacher Appreciation Week, end their school year with a little something, or just because they deserve a thank you, you’ll find the perfect surprise for them!