Every year at this time, I try to spy on the teachers that my kids have and I try to figure out something that is personal and thoughtful -- I try to find out what I could give, to say Thank you for a job well done. I never feel like my gift is what I was looking for.
This year I wanted to say thank you to a bunch of people-- so I spent some time on-line looking for something thoughtful but in my budget.
I found a site that suggested instead of buying something, a gift card or whatever, -- that I instead write a letter of thanks. Imagine that???
A Letter of Thanks
I could put all the things on paper that I have been thinking--
I would share just WHY these teachers have made a difference in my kids' lives.
In these times of little or no funding, these letters might not give these great teachers a raise-- but they were sure fun to write.
I am sending all the letters to the principal with the request that a copy of them goes in the teachers' personnel file.
And since my experiences this year with the Principal were lovely I also sent a letter to her!
I talked about their, dedication to detail, their ability to multi-task,the skill they have shown in a strong moral compass. I mentioned how their sense of humor, structure and willingness to see the positive was stellar. I spoke about how our SPED teacher used interpersonal skills and grace to be diplomatic in solving an issue. I mentioned that Shane has a much stronger self view, because of his lessons with this teacher. I complemented the teachers' for being consistently accommodating in changing things in their room just to fit Shane's needs.
How do you thank the teachers and professionals in your childs' life?