It’s teacher appreciation week! My childhood was influenced by many wonderful teachers, and I am forever indebted to wonderful teachers like the one above who have transformed my children’s lives. Johnny adores this kindergarten teacher – and she was so kind that my three other children (and I) love her as well. Little Anna picked the flower she is holding in this picture, and gave it to her as a gift!
Seeing the difference teachers can make has inspired Emma to want to go into curriculum design when she is older (she sees how much work classroom management is and isn’t so sure she wants to go there). She learns by watching her teachers teach, and she has already started making little worksheets:
I spent yesterday afternoon at a retirement party for one of the faculty members of the teacher education program I went through as a Masters student. Several of my classmates were there, and they are all still teaching in classrooms or training teachers. They inspire me!
Kronos put together this sweet #ThankaTeacher video of why teachers are important:
What teacher or teachers are you feeling grateful for this week? What are you doing to show teachers you love them this week? My kids spent some time today making cards for their teachers, and we have a few other things planned for this week. Do you have a fun teacher appreciation activity to share? Share links in the comments if you have them – I will pin them to my teacher gift ideas board on Pinterest!
2014 After School Party HOSTS
The Educators’ Spin On It
Planet Smarty Pants
Boy Mama Teacher Mama
Coffee Cups and Crayons
Little Wonders’ Days
Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
The Measured Mom
This Reading Mama
What Do We Do All Day
How was your afterschooling week? Please share you elementary school aged activities in the linky below (by doing so you are giving the linky hosts permission to feature your post and to pin it to our After School Activities board on Pinterest). There were all sorts of fabulous posts linked up last week – here are a few of my favorites:
- LEGO egg racers from Planet Smarty Pants
- LEGO matchbox beds from Kids Activities Blog
- Elevation surveying activity from Highhill Education
Kronos Incorporated sponsored this post. Teachers make the world go round, and I happy to work with this company to raise awareness of all of the wonderful things that teachers do.