Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7-11th 2012
Did you read the dates right? Teacher Appreciation week is in May!
Got it? Good.
You see, I didn’t read the dates right when I opened an email from my daughter’s school reminding me that it was coming up. Call it mommy brain, sleep deprivation, or blame it on my blonde hair, but for whatever reason – I made a mistake! Having received the email on Monday, April 9th, I quickly read it, figuring the office staff was giving me a friendly reminder to bring in a thoughtful gift before the week got away from me. Well, I got it done alright. A WHOLE MONTH EARLY!!!
Something was off when I walked into the classroom to give the teacher my gift and her eyes got big while asking, “What is this for?”. With a grin on my face, arms outstretched with my offering in hands, I confidently replied, “It’s a gift because we appreciate you! It’s teacher appreciation week so of course I wanted to bring you something.” She seemed confused but graciously received the gift, thanked me and then complimented my daughter. After only a minute of chit chat, I quickly exited the room, baffled by the teacher’s reaction. After some thought, I decided to recheck the email and what do you know… I was A WHOLE MONTH EARLY!!!
So friends, learn from my mistake by reading dates carefully as to avoid embarrassment and go ahead and thank me because this post is giving you advanced notice to get your teacher appreciation gift put together.
I don’t think any of us know how much teacher’s really give, if we haven’t had the experience of teaching ourselves. Teachers shape the future for our children and I want to acknowledge those teachers who understand the influence they have and give extra effort to build confidence and courage in healthy, positive ways. As a mother, I know I can’t raise my children on my own so I value ANY teacher who leaves a positive imprint on the life of one of my children.
So, what will you give your children’s teachers?
Here’s what I managed to put together.
- Symphony Bar
- J.R. Watkins Liquid Hand Soap
- J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner
Look for another post on Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas!