Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

As the school year winds down, it’s time to thank all the dedicated teachers who spent the past nine months helping children make remarkable discoveries as life long learners. 

Teacher Appreciation Week, begins on May 5, and its exact origins are unknown. According to the National Education Association, the group that organizes the holiday, the idea may have first gained traction in 1944 when an Arkansas teacher, Mattye Whyte Woodridge, wrote to political and educational leaders requesting an official day to recognize educators nationwide. Eleanor Roosevelt received one of those letters and later convinced the 81st Congress to proclaim the first National Teacher Day in 1953.

The first National Teacher Day was declared on March 7, 1980. Later, the NEA and its affiliates voted to change the event to the first full week of May. This year, Teacher Appreciation Day, as it's now called, is on May 6, and the entire week is dedicated to celebrating America’s educators.

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” - Maya Angelou

Thanks to Jen Jones, my friend and business partner at Hello Two Peas In A Pod, for the adorable graphic. 

A Way To Give Thanks...

To mark Teacher Appreciation Week and honor teachers nationwide Teachers Pay Teachers is having an awesome sale. I am delighted to be part of it. Everything at my store  and at my other store is on sale.  When you go shopping don't forget to enter TPTXO at checkout for your discount.