Monday, May 7, 2018

NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK


Did you know that this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week? 


This poster is from the P. T. A. site. If you have children in school, they have other neat items you can get to tell teachers how much you appreciate them. Here's the link.

My boys are grown and gone and have children of their own. One of my sons is a teacher, one daughter-in-law is a teacher, and a granddaughter is a teacher, so  we have some in the family.

I taught in elementary school for twenty years and loved it. Kids are great. Not perfect, but they are honest with you most of the time. It's really odd that I decided to become a teacher. I was not the best student in school. Average, I suppose you'd call me. I hated to read. Yeah, imagine that. My favorite subject was band. Not much reading involved there.

I won't bore you with my story of how a non-reader became a teacher and then a writer. But I thank my teachers for all they did for this reluctant student. Now, I'm retired from teaching. And loving it. You know what else, I often meet former students I had in third or fifth grade, and they always remember me. Is that good or bad?

Happy Reading!



12 comments:

  1. Where would we be without teachers I may well ask Beverly. My grandchildren have all left school but I do believe my grandaughter is at college.
    Hope the week goes well.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Our grandchildren grow up way too fast, don't they, Yvonne? Hope your granddaughter enjoys college. Have a lovely Tuesday.

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  2. I remember Teacher Appreciation Week from when my daughter was in school. Important way to let our teachers know that we appreciate them.

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    1. It is, Natalie. It's also neat when former students tell me I was their favorite teacher. Ha, ha, like they probably tell that to all their teachers.

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  3. Teachers definitely deserve our thanks! Thank you for the reminder, Beverly.

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  4. I probably enjoyed band the most as well! I did like to read though.

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  5. Teachers deserve appreciate every day of the week! I swear, I'd never have the skills I do now without some pretty remarkable people who showed up Monday through Friday and did their job with dedication and kindness. I think if those kids remember you, Beverly, that's excellent.

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    1. We all owe our teachers a big thank you for all they do to steer us in the right direction, Lee. It is neat to see kids I knew when they were young that now have children of their own. Makes me feel old. :)

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  6. Them remembering you proves you made an impression on them.Teaching sure runs in the family at your sea too.

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    1. I hope the right impression, Pat. Yeah, we have a few teachers in the family.

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