Teacher Appreciation week. Boss Appreciation week. Secretary Appreciation week. Mother’s day, father’s day, Grandmother’s day, Grandfather’s day. Left-Handed Single Non-Parental Hospital Worker’s Appreciation weekend.
Will it ever stop? Now, I’m not going to lie to you, I do like getting those little goodies in my box and all those positive notes, like “We are so grateful for all we see, we’d love to send you all to Paris. But since we can’t afford Paris…” It’s really nice.
Smaller classes, less testing, more time to collaborate with other teachers and maybe, just maybe, more of the parents who hold their kids accountable for their behavior rather than making excuses. That would be nicer. But, that’s never going to happen, so for now I’ll just settle for the bag full of fortune cookies I got in my box today. (And I really do appreciate that the PTA does appreciate us, they show us with all kinds of stuff all year).
Anyway, happy Teacher Appreciation week. And Happy Cinco de Mayo.