The image says everything I want to say. No, I am not saying that EVERYTHING we are required to do is worth it…not meaning this to be political in anyway, but not all we do is for a purpose for the sake of students (though I think some of that stuff is meant to do that)…what I am saying is that all of those little unspoken, unsung, and unnoticed things you do for the students because you have their best interest in mind do matter and make a difference. And I just want to thank you for those things!
Thank you for buying food for those kids who don’t get enough.
Thank you for buying extra pencils because a pencil is not worth the fight.
Thank you for the walks you take with some kids at recess.
Thank you for always trying to make your lessons better to connect with those struggling students.
Thank you for putting your students and their needs before everything else!
It is your heart. It is who you are. It is what you do. It is what makes you an amazing teacher. So thank you, thank you, thank you!
You are awesome! You matter! And you do make a difference! Thank you for you! You rock! Keep on being you and keep on teaching, Teacher!