Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is teacher appreciation week.
I have been teaching for three years, but I am not just a teacher in the classroom.  I have taught children's church, Sunday school, Jazzercise, body sculpting, and pitching lessons.  I love to teach; it is not doubt my passion.
The cards and letters I receive from my students really are precious and mean the world to me. I truly cherish them, and they inspire me to keep going....to keep doing what I'm doing, even during difficult times.  This isn't exactly the most favorable time for education (budget cuts & furloughs every time we turn around!), so this type of encouragement is especially appreciated amongst educators right now.
If you have a teacher who has made a difference in your life, I challenge you to write them this week. Maybe a card, letter, poem, or even an e-mail. I promise, it means so much to them. If they did enough to impact your life in a way that their name/face popped in your mind when reading this, I'd say they deserve a "thank you!"
One Hundred Years from Now
(excerpt from "Within My Power" by Forest Witcraft)
One Hundred Years from now
It will not matter
what kind of car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
how much money was in my bank account
nor what my clothes looked like.
But the world may be a better place because
I was important in the life of a child.

Hebrew Proverb
"A child is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lit".


Jamie said...

Yay teachers! We have a teacher appreciation breakfast tomorrow and a free dress down day :)

Kae said...

Yay for teachers! I just graduated with my physical education degree (I think I have told you that), but congrats, and thank you for all the many teaching roles you have done. I know I dont know you personally, but I can tell you are a beyond amazing teacher! I hope that sometime soon I can get my own first year teaching job, and celebrate the job of helping mold childrens minds, bodies, and hearts! :) Happy Teacher Week! :)

Mama’s Minute said...

You are an amazing teacher! Happy Teacher Appreciation to you. I am getting a jeans day and free lunch today! So exciting. Love you!

Tracey said...

Happy Teacher Appreciation !!!
You are truely an amazing teacher and your students are blessed to have you
in their lives...
God has blessed you
so you can bless others...
this is your gift from God
"The Gift of Teaching"

We are all very proud of you, Love Mama

Well done, good and faithful servant!
Mathew 25:21