I’m still in shock and a bit of an emotional mess after the tragedy that hit Newtown, CT on Friday December 14, 2012. It doesn’t matter what state/country you live in, whether you have children or not – it hurts, to the core. The lives of 20 young, beautiful children and 6 adults were taken and there’s really no way to wrap your head around the events that day, or understand any of it.
What I can understand is the teachers who saved kids’ lives that day. Those kids in their classroom are theirs for seven hours a day. I can honestly say that my kids’ elementary school teachers loved them like their own and our 8 year old has a teacher this year who I know would do anything for him. He adores her. He looks up to her. And that is an amazing thing, as a parent sending my child off to school 5 days a week, to know.
So how about we let these teachers know what they mean to us. Let’s show them we care. Let’s tell them we appreciate them. A fellow blogger wants us all to take a moment on December 17, 2012 to thank a teacher. She’s calling it “Thank a Teacher Day“. Here’s a snippet from her post:
On Monday, December 17, 2012, take a moment and thank a teacher. Send her an email, a card, a bouquet of flowers. Create a “thank you” bulletin board. Offer to help from home. Make time to volunteer in the classroom.
Take a few minutes in your day and connect with your favorite teacher, or your child’s teacher. It’s simple; just tell him or her “thank you.”
A note, a hug or a simple thank you might seem so insignificant – but it truly is not. I hope you’ll join me in participating in “Thank a Teacher Day” and let your kids’ teachers, or a friend/relative who is a teacher, know that what they do makes a difference in this world. That it makes a difference in our lives and the lives of our kids.
To all the teachers out there – THANK YOU.