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Monday, May 2, 2011

Teacher Appreciation

Throughout my life I have had many teachers.  I have learned something from each of them.  I wish I could do a little something for each of them to show them how much they have meant to me over the years, but since that's not possible, I'm going to start by making sure the teachers that teach my children feel very appreciated.  The job they do is no small task and I want them to know I appreciate them. 

This year the teacher I get to recognize is Zion's Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Ranger.  Kindergarten is a very memorable year.  Zion has learned so much and has been challenged by Ms. Ranger to step out beyond what comes easy to her and to try new things.  Zion does many things well on the first attempt and being the perfectionist that she is, (I have no idea where she gets that from) gets frustrated when something doesn't come to her naturally.  Ms. Ranger has been patient and understanding and Zion has begun to flourish under her tutelage. 

I have found many blog posts from other moms who have shared ideas for honoring teachers.  Here is what we are doing for Ms. Ranger.  I got the template for the book mark from this great resource.

 Cute As A Bug Pencil Toppers

We made these with pom poms, pipe cleaners and googly eyes then hot glued them to the top of pencils. 

We added a few other goodies in our Teacher Survival kit.  Coffee is a must, a couple of note pads a little book mark and a gift card to Starbucks.

We tucked it all in and put it in Zion's backpack to be delivered to Ms. Ranger on Teacher Appreciation Day!

We've all got a teacher in our lives to thank.  Who helped shape you into who you are? 

1 comment:

  1. I'm blessed to have been able to reconnect with 4 of my former teachers. All four of my former teachers are Facebook friends too. In fact, I've had the pleasure of having either lunch or dinner with 3 of the 4 of them (not at the same time). My most favorite teacher, my 2nd grade teacher (yes, she's still alive and younger than 70 which is all I'll!) lives in Illinois and I count her as not just a "former teacher" but a treasured friend. My only regret is that one other teacher passed away before I had the chance to tell her how much of an influence she had on my life but I have become acquainted with her daughter and she's become a very good friend too. :)