This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week in America.
There have been many teachers who made sustaining impressions on me, like my third grade teacher Ms. Woods; eighth grade science teacher Mr. Boyd; and eighth grade home room teacher Mr. Pollack. My college professors were also instrumental in shaping my views of the world, but I can’t remember their names. Isn’t it something that I can remember the teachers’ names from early childhood but not from adult education.
Anyway, here is a poem I’d like to share about teachers.
Confessions of a Teacher’s Pet
She was very beautiful
She had the widest smile
Her class was never dull
I sat in the first aisle
She let me be her helper
My classmates would frown at that
I jumped at the chance to help her
They knew it was because of where I sat
Life in her class was full of laughter and joy
When she spoke, her words came out as a song
The girls were jealous, since they were not a boy
We got to run errands, and stayed gone for twice as long
She’s old now and still beautiful
Her smile’s just as wide and plum
She still lets me help her
Because she is my Mom
- National Teacher’s Week – Do you remember? National Teacher Appreciation Week May 7 – 11 (georgettesullins.wordpress.com)
- Teacher’s Pet – Show some class during Teacher Appreciation Week with these gifts (theinsider.retailmenot.com)
- Teacher Appreciation Week (tysomeones.com)