Teacher Appreciation Week is a week-long celebration held the first week of May that recognizes teachers and the contributions they make to education and society. Teacher Appreciation Week this year is May 6 through May 12.
There are so many reasons to celebrate our teachers and what they do for future generations. They not only teach important subjects like science, art, and math to our children, but they coach, praise, reprimand, explain, listen, and counsel when needed.
The responsibility of children understanding what they need to know in life lies partly on the shoulders of teachers. Some are skilled in teaching children with special needs, while others specialize in their grade as a whole. The base of learning is constantly changing; teachers have to keep up with the latest form of education themselves so they can convey the new modes to their students. They are creative, inventive, and practical.
Teachers start early and stay late. They often buy classroom supplies and decorations out of their own pockets, knowing there is no money in the school budget. They not only have to meet a work standard set by their school district but have their own standards they are trying to meet. Teachers bring work home on the weekends, and start planning activities and celebrations on their own long before the date arrives.
Teachers make a tremendous impact on the life of a child. They are the most important influence on our children’s lives besides their parents. Teachers need to be psychologists as well as nurses, dreamers as well as practitioners. They are under pressure to make sure all their students understand their lessons, and are trained to note and help those who are struggling.
Show your teachers how important they are to your life. To your children’s lives. Write them a note. Have your child draw them a picture. Show your appreciation for all your teachers — not only during this special week but every week.
Thank you, Teachers. Here’s a salute to YOU!