What? Ask the Teacher is not supposed to be on Monday? I know, I know. I have thrown all of you for a loop! I apologize, but it occurred to me this weekend (after being sick and dealing with 2 sick boys last week) that my topic is on Thanksgiving and showing "Thanks" and most students are out of school starting on Wednesday. So that would mean this post would be useless. Did you catch all of that? Anyway, today's post is pretty simple? When you think of how your child's school year is going so far, what are you thankful for? Does you daughter finally understand fractions? Or your son finally enjoys gym class? Does you daughter enjoy Music class for the first time since she started school? Does your son speak have a new interest in writing short stories because his English teacher is inspirational? There are probably many things that have been positive so far this year.
Why not write a Thank You note to a special teacher to show your appreciation on Thanksgiving? Or better yet, have your child decorate a "thank you" card and write a few sentences detailing one positive that he/she has had.
Let me just give you a little tidbit about teachers. Shhhh, don't tell anyone I have told you this. Right about now, students aren't the only ones that need a 5 day break! For most teachers, this is their first "real" break of the school year that doesn't have work strings attached. They are worn down just as much as the students are or possibly even more. Right about now, the stress of State achievement tests, is starting to knock on their classroom doors, students are beginning to show their true colors, cold and flu season has started, in many areas cold weather has sunk in which means more indoor time (and less time to work off the excess energy of busy kids which begins to become evident in behaviors inside the classroom), the antsy-ness of the holidays and the list goes on and on.
How nice it would be for your child's favorite teacher to receive a little note of appreciation on Tuesday before leaving on Holiday Break. Just a suggestion. But if there is a special teacher in your child's life, right now would be a great time to show them your Thankfulness!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will see you next week!
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