Also see Teachers, School Days.
Teachers come and go
but every so often one comes along
that you'll always remember
one who makes learning an adventure . . .
and who can still remember
what it's like to be young
and growing up . . .
the kind who can make you
want to be the very best you can be . . .
Someone you can really talk to,
who really cares
what happens to you . . .
That person is YOU!
(Sharon Harper Sampson)
I bet you've tied a million shoes
and dried a million tears
and given out a million hugs
as a teacher, through the years.
In my child's life, the role you've played
has been a priceless part
and your must know the special place
You hold in my child's heart.
Here I am
with my kindergarten teacher.
I'd give her a hug,
but I can't reach her.
I dreamed I stood in a studio,
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a child's mind,
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher; the tools used,
Were books and music and art.
One, a parent with guiding hands,
A gentle and loving heart.
Day after day the teacher toiled,
With a touch both deft and skilled.
The parent labored side by side,
And all the values filled.
And when at last their task was done,
They looked at what they'd wrought.
The beautiful shape of the precious child,
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed it would have failed,
If one had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school,
And behind the teacher, home.
2 teach is + 2 touch lives --------------- 4 ever
It takes a special person
Thank You, Teacher
T hank you for your
A is for the Abundance of questions and yearning
B is for the Beauty I
C in your learning
D is for Doing it over til it's right
E is for the Effort you pour into learning each night
F is for watching how Far you can go
G is for watching you blossom and Grow
H is for reaching for that star so high
I is for Imagination, for the courage to try
J is for Joy in touching a child's life in a meaningful way
K is for the Kindness children bring to each day
L is for the Love of teaching we see
M is for the "Me" you're helping me to be
N is for Never being too weary to stay
O is for Overcoming the desire to stray
P is for the Positives you bring to each
Q is for showing the Quintessential way to teach
R is for the ability to power and Reason
S is for teaching to appreciate each Season
T is for Touching those that sit before you
U is for Understanding their fear of what's new
V is for the Vitality you bring to every day
W is for every Wonderment you bring their way
X is for the Xtra Special Teacher that You've become
Z is not for the Zoo--but the wonderful job that you've done!
A is for the abundance of questions and yearning
B is for both inward and outward beauty
C is for creative learning
D is for doing it over 'til it's right
E is for the effort you pour into preparing each night
F is for watching how far we can go
G is for seeing us blossom and grow
H is for reaching for that star so high
I is for imagination, for the courage to try
j is for joy in touching a child's life in a meaningful way
K is for kindness you bring children each day
L is for the love of teaching we see
M is for the "me" you're helping me to be
N is for never being to busy to pray
O is for overcoming our desire to stray
P is for the positives you bring to each
Q is for the quintessential way to teach
R is for your willingness to give us a reason
S is for teaching us to appreciate each season
T is for touching those that sit before you
u is for understanding our fear of all that's so new
V is for the vitality you show each day
W is for every wonderment you bring our way
X is for the extra-special teacher we see
Y is for our sense of yearning to be, and
Z is for the big "yahoo" sent from your very own "zoo"!
Teacher's Album Title Poem
(by Kathy M., revised by Sandi H.)
This album with its love
You take your time with your students,
You look at all your students
This album is a keepsake,
This album comes with a message,
Put one line of the poem on each page of an album. Print the words on cement paper, and mat with red gingham. Decorate with red gingham apple die-cuts (make stems with a pen). Mat the kids' photos on evergreen paper and have them sign their name on their page with pencil to trace later with a black pen. (Sherri)
(Donna in MB adapted this to give with a pre-decorated sentiments album.)
This school year's nearly over,
Choose your favorite photos
Add some special memories,
This album is our thank you,
A substitute for working moms,
she comforts, pampers, soothes and calms.
With all the love she has to share,
She's great to have when mom's not there.
She loves to rock a fussy child,
corrects the one who gets too wild.
She hears her share of tearful pleas,
and comforts those with skinned up knees.
With little children she plays a peek,
for bigger ones it's hide-and-seek.
She is an expert at each game,
but somehow loses just the same
She helps them learn the alphabet,
and gives them hugs when they're upset.
She is a true and trusted friend,
who helps them learn and play pretend.
Although she's paid, it's plain to see,
She serves them with a love that's free.
A careful teacher I want to be
A little girl follows me
I do not dare to go astray
For fear she'll go the selfsame way
I cannot escape her eyes;
Whatever she sees me do, she tries;
Like me she says she's going to be
The little girl who follows me.
She thinks that I am good and fine
Believes in every word of mine;
The base in me she must not see
The little girl who follow me.
I must remember as I go
Through summer's sun and winter's snow,
I am building, for the years that be,
For that little girl who follow me.
A Special Person
You're a very special person.
I saw tomorrow marching by
I saw tomorrow look at me
No more students
No more tests
I finally have
Some time to rest.
I will not yell in class.
I will not throw things.
I will not get mad.
I will be good
Because I'm the teacher.