Wednesday, May 6, 2009

teacher appreciation week!!!

You see what I did with the title? A teacher would have given my title a fail, because I didn't capitalize the "t" in teacher. You always capitalize the first letter in the first word at the beginning of a sentence. It's a must, I hear. ps: I'm so guilty of starting sentences with a lower case letter, and I do it on purpose most of time. I'm a sinner... 
This week is teacher appreciation week 2009. I have so much to be thankful for when it comes to teachers from my past and my children's teachers
I'm, not going to lie to you, there were plenty of teachers that I despised and their feelings towards me were mutual, but there were teachers that made a life long impression on me and I will never forget their efforts. One in particular was Mr. Munoz, my 5th and 6th grade teacher. I was an unfocussed student for a good part of my elementary school days. All I really cared about was recess and talking with my friends. I can't count how many times my desk was moved to a quiet corner for talking too much. Mr. Munoz went out of his way and took the time to encourage me to challenge myself. By the end of my 5th grade year, I was a strait A student on the honor roll. 6th grade was pretty much the same, except I had found confidence in myself by the end of that year.

As for Emme. She is thankfully nothing like me in the educational department. She has been a strait A student from the begging. She enjoys learning (she'll deny it, but it's true) and challenges herself to be her very best. I'm thankful for Emme's teachers and the added confidence they have given her to excel. Their guidance and nurturing won't go unnoticed. They have helped shape her talents and have encouraged her to enter writing and art contests that she has won. She says that when she grows up, she wants to be a children's author and illustrate her own books. I'm sure she'll be thinking about the teachers that helped, and motivated her when she goes to publish her very first book. 

Clemon. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the teachers in Clee's life. They have all gone the extra mile to help Clee get where he is today. He has a long way to go, but he has come so far. Most of his accomplishments aren't because of me, but because the hard work of his teachers. I'm more than happy to give credit where credit is due. Every time I hear about one of Clee's accomplished goals, I feel a great sense of gratitude for his teachers. His teachers past, present, and future are the vital stepping stones that will help him transition to adulthood. They will have shaped him into the man he will be to the fullest. No pressure, right?

With that being said, Happy teacher appreciation week to all of the teachers (and future teachers, Lori) in blogland! I hope you know that our appreciation is a all year around. 

"A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops." 
Henry Adams


Grandma Gerri said...

Well you have to credit where credit is due. But I think you have a lot to do with encouraging and giving self confidence to your kids too. I too remember teachers that helped me to excel.

april said...

love that quote the cards are adorable and great tributes!!!

Lori, Lorelei, Lore said...

Aww... thanks Natalie!