Contributor post by Amy of BeadsAndThreadsbyAmy
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”
John F. Kennedy
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
What teachers touched your life? Had an impact? Inspired you to do what you never thought possible? The Christmas in July Team shares some of their stories and appreciation gift ideas with you this month….
Mrs. Thorne was such a wonderful teacher, she was my 5th grade teacher and she lived down the street from me. I would go knock on her door to see Thurman, her cat, I saved numerous little sweet notes she would write to me. It was a friendship that lasted through the years. I was in her wedding, went to visit her in Chicago. I am very thankful for how she embraced and loved me.
My mother, my father, my two sisters and my husband, all they were/are teachers!
Even me, some years ago, working as communication consultant, I taught apprentices and managers.
It was really gratifying!
If I should think of a gift to teachers, I’ll say: flowers, flowers, flowers!
And what better than a wreath with permanently fresh flowers?
This hand carved ceramic trinket box would make a great teachers gift to keep little treasures safe – your child could even write a message and place it inside before giving!
I am home schooling my grandson for his kindergarten year. It is such a joy especially when you see the light bulb go off. He is really starting to do very well in reading!