As part of the #edublogclub year-long challenge to blog on education, this week’s topic focuses on World Teacher Day.
Dear Mrs. Clark,
Here’s what I want to thank you for
- Bunnicula and Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.
- Sesquipedalians by the week– how else would I learn awesome words like ambidextrous?
- Kindly smiling and (hopefully) loving the homemade canned pickles that my mother made and we lovingly gave you each year for a holiday treat that you then received two years later… then two years after that since you had both of my younger brothers.
- An energized classroom that valued writing
- Your kindness and love for quirky eleven year olds in all their shapes, sizes, and attitudes
- And the most important was a love of the news and information. You did riddles. I can’t remember now whether they were daily or weekly but I began reading the paper every morning because sometimes they were about current events and I needed to get the answer right. From that year on I have NEVER, ever, ever stopped reading at least one newspaper daily. It’s a habit and a need that you created.
Thank you for being one of the handful of teachers I will always remember fondly. Yes, I do remember the chain that dangled from your reading glasses and your mid-calf skirts, but I will also remember enjoying fifth grade because of you.
Happy World Teacher Day.