Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Walking the Walk

I have gotten some great responses to the previous blog post (thanks to everyone who linked to it or shared it), and I'd like to invite you to share both examples of what you've done to help teachers OR other ideas you may have.  I know one woman who, though she doesn't have children of her own, donated a ream of colored copy paper and some other goodies to a local school.  Her email and her actions brought tears to my eyes. (I'm doing my best not to read the note she included!)

Here's what I've done so far:

1.  I made a giant pot of soup and froze the extra... I haven't given it to a teacher yet, but it's earmarked.

2.  I made thank-you bouquets for several of my kids' teachers and delivered them to the school.
Granted, this was primarily an excuse to buy the roses.  But who could blame me?  Look how beautiful they are!  The red ones are even slightly variegated.  I walked into GoGocery and there they were, beaming at me, for only $7 a dozen!  I had to buy them... so then it was just a matter of coming up with a reasonable excuse.  Teachers!  (The hosta and mini-sunflowers were from my own place.)

3.  I wrote two thank-you notes.

I don't share this to be all braggy-miss-braggy-pants.  I guess I just want to show that I'm not just coming up with ideas for other people to do.  In the words of any two-year-old:  I do it myself.

But what about you?  What ideas have you had?  Teachers?  What have you done?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Good for you! And the bouquets are lovely!

Sometimes as teachers, we can forget that we have children who also have their own teachers; thus, my resolve was to acknowledge the "other" days - not just Christmas and end of the year. So, I have donated $ for subscriptions for those who couldn't afford it, as well as extra supplies for the Worm Farm. Fun!

On the receiving end, a mom (also a teacher) gave jars full of Whoppers for a "Whopper of a Year!" Yum!

Again, thank you for your encouragement and actions,