I’ll take a short break from the trip posts to chime in about our week, as it’s been a busy one for us since we got back from vacation!
First off, it’s Teacher Appreciation Week, but I am sure any of you parents with kids in any kind of school knew this already. For those that have no idea about this week’s celebration, this is the week we (parents and students both) get together to celebrate our teachers from early-education to extra-curricular and express our gratitude in all forms and fashions. Whether it’s making a concerted effort to say a verbal “thank you” to our child(ren)’s teachers or participating in one of many organized events that your schools might be having for their teaching staffs, I’ve come to find that any expression of thanks – large or small – is much appreciated.
Just a few of the things T has done this week include drawing a picture of his teacher to give to her, telling me three things that he’s thankful for about his teacher (that I wrote into a book page that will be gifted to his teacher), signing a thank you card for his teacher, and cutting flowers from our garden for each of the 10 teachers in his little school. I as a parent helped not just with those tasks (and them some) but also by bringing in part of breakfast one morning and contributing some goodies into baskets for each teacher (both collective efforts from all the parents at the school).
Having said that, and even with all that’s been going on at school this week for the teachers, those same teachers took a break from their celebration to celebrate us moms a little early for Mother’s Day! The teachers along with the children held a small “tea party” for us yesterday afternoon. It was very cute and not at all formal (the most formal part being that children were asked to wash up before taking us into the “tea room” – ha!). And, as an added bonus, my mom was able to attend as well, so T even got to show off his Grandma to his friends event.
I hope that my RMT teachers are having a wonderful week being celebrated and thanked because you rightfully deserve it not just this week but year-round. Thank you again for all you do in taking good care of our kids!
And, of course, I wish all my RMT’ers a wonderful Mother’s Day this coming Sunday! However you choose to spend the day, make it all about you because you have earned it (for sure)!