Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation

Vacation season is coming. A few weeks left of school and now you are trying to plan where to go, are the kids taking a friend, how you are going to travel, how long you will be gone and how much money you are going to need.  While making all of these plans let us please remember that National Teacher Day is this week.  It is always the Tuesday of the first full week of May.

I took this clip from an article listing National days to remember. I am sure we all have a teacher or teachers that have left an impression on our lives and I think they are all worth honoring this week.

“An Arkansas teacher, Mrs. Mattye Whyte Woodridge, began corresponding with political and education leaders as early as 1944 about the need for a national day honoring teachers. One of the leaders she wrote to was Eleanor Roosevelt, who persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day in 1953.

In the late 1970s, the National Education Association, its Indiana and Kansas state affiliates, and its local affiliate in Dodge City, Kansas, all lobbied Congress on behalf of creation of a national day celebrating teachers. Congress declared March 7, 1980 as National Teacher Day for that year only.

NEA and its affiliates continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985, when NEA and the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.”

So if you know a teacher, send him/her a thank you card for the great job they are doing with our kids.  It is not easy being a teacher in this day and time with all the restrictions that are placed on them.  Kindness is one of the only free things left.

Pauline Brady

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