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US Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8)

May 4, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic situation, of course we are not able to thank our teachers in person for what they do for us and our children, so we will have to get a bit creative this year perhaps? I think it is safe to say that we have really learned to appreciate our undervalued teachers more than ever before during these past weeks! It is a shame it took a pandemic for us to realize what they do. Now, more than ever, with having our kids home and trying to continue the learning journey for them ourselves, we recognize how crazy a job teachers really have.
US Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8)

The energy and enthusiasm some of our kids exhibit at times can be stimulating and exhausting all at once! During other times, they can be challenged with their own exhaustion, hormones, drama and meltdowns and be a total hell to deal with regardless of their age. How do teachers deal with this day in and day out for 10 months of school?

Teachers are the cornerstone of our children's learning journey. Whether that be a teacher in a public or private school or a parent teacher in the case of homeschooling. Yes, in the case of school teaching, we do assist this journey at home with support and encouragement and our own expertise but let's face it: without an inspired and passionate Chemistry teacher at school opening our kid's eyes to the wonders and possibilities that specific subject holds for them, the dreams may not begin to form. The same could be said about the great Arts teachers or Geography, Mathematics or Computer Science teachers who love what they do. Many of these people went in to teaching for all the right reasons – to inspire and develop children by helping them find their own passion and using that passion to change the world for the better.

Personally, I don't think I could have survived being a teacher for an entire career like many do. The rigors of teaching and issues of everything else outside of the actual teaching part of their day would drive me mad. For this, I thank those who do survive and stay with it. You are definitely appreciated for what you do and for helping us provide the nurturing and positive environment for our children to have all the opportunities in the world.

Thank You!

Parents: please take a minute this week to send a short thank you note to one of your child's teachers. I am sure they would absolutely love to hear from you!

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