In addition, Isabel and I put together these fun gifts (inspired by thestampteacher.blogspot.com and skiptomylou.org):We filled bags with a food treat, a packet of Crystal Light and a quotation. Then tied the bags to a bottle of water and added a cute tag:
Thanks for the MOUNDS of work you do - included a Mounds candy bar
You are EXTRA special - included a pack of Extra gum
We're NUTS about you - included a package of almonds
You are o-FISH-ally one of the best - included a package of Goldfish
Willie SKOR-d big when you joined our team - included a Skor candy bar
The quotation inside the bag said:
The art of teaching consists of helping students feel that although you may stand in front of them you are really behind them.
It took a while - we needed to make 105 treats!
I have a great respect and admiration for those who can teach. We need more fabulous, dedicated and gifted teachers. When Isabel tells me she wants to be a teacher I cheer her on. Teaching is a definitely a gift and I thank God for those who choose to teach.
I can remember every teacher I had through the 6th grade and most of my junior high and senior high teachers. I remember the good and bad. School was (for the most part) a good experience. And Isabel and Nick both look forward to school and I believe it has a lot to with their teachers.
So, next week - or anytime - remember to say thank you to a teacher.