Today starts Teacher Appreciation Week, a week where we teachers can be appreciated for the things that we have done and things that we do to help enrich the lives of young people. Even though I myself am a teacher, this week always makes me think about the teachers that my children have had and currently have.
I have been extremely fortunate. I can probably count on one hand (and I wouldn't need all the fingers) the teachers that my kids had that I thought probably should choose a new vocation. That's less than 5 fingers for THREE children (funny that most of them were my middle child's teachers), which is not too shabby. Most of my kids' teachers have been awesome. They have worked with my children, recognized their talents, supported them with their needs, and made them work hard. One has made it through (our "leisure learner"), one is almost through, and one has a month before he's halfway through. That's a lot of teachers and a lot of years of homework, projects, plays, and concerts.
So, I wanted to say "thanks" to all my children's teachers. Thank you for times when you worked one on one with them. Thank you for the extra hours you put in grading papers. Thank you for supplies you bought with your money. Thank you for the phone calls and emails and conferences. You rock!