Teachers are often under-appreciated. They can use a compliment now and then. The first Tuesday in May is National Teacher’s Day. It’s a great time to tell your child’s teacher thank you for his or her effort. Teachers wear a lot of hats in the course of their day—teacher, truancy officer, mentor, confidant, judge, safety inspector, and often baby sitter. They work late into the night grading papers and preparing for the next day—unpaid hours devoted to our kids. It doesn’t take a lot to let them know you appreciate their time. A card, a movie ticket, a picture from your child, or a box of chocolate will do. Whatever you choose to do to say thanks will mean a lot. Thank you is a phrase that we can never overuse.
It may be nice for your child to create hand-written thank-you note. Thank-U-Grams by Marianee Richmond are a fun, quick way to say thanks!