I recently read an editorial in the local paper about telling teachers they have made a difference on Teacher Appreciation Day and/or week. While I agree with the author to some extent, I often find myself wondering how many students, families, and/or parents I have thanked for making a difference. We ALL like to be appreciated and thanked for our hard work.
Parents and families are JUST as important as teachers and must also be thanked and appreciated.
Think about a parent and/or family that has really made a difference in your classroom this year. Take a moment to thank them. Perhaps invite them in for an Appreciation or Recognition Night.