Sunday, May 21, 2017
With summer in sight, the first part of May is dedicated to a week of celebrating teachers.
As a fifth grade teacher, this week can bring out a bit of jealousy. Watching the primary teachers (especially kindergarten teachers) be showered with gifts on a daily basis is a bit hard to watch. See, in lower grades, there appears to be a lot more love and respect for teachers. The little ones absolutely love their teachers (most of the time). By fifth grade, school isn't a novelty anymore and the hormone/puberty beast is alive and well.
However, I did get some sweet gifts and cards from my students and their families:
(Not pictured: the delicious homemade lemon bars. They didn't last long enough to get a picture...)
Our PTA is amazing and fed us lunch every day. Seriously, food is the way to our hearts! Between Raisin' Canes, a taco truck, and make your own trail mix, we felt loved by our school.
So any parents reading this, please acknowledge your child's teachers. Even with just a hand written note about how much you've meant to them will mean the world.
On a side note, chocolate is also almost always welcomed, especially at the end of the year as we are running on empty.