Last year was my son’s first year of school. Like every mom I thought my child was superkid; supersmart and super ready for anything that first grade threw at him.
What I learned is that while there were some areas he did wonderfully at, some areas he just wasn’t cutting it. To make sure he didn’t fall behind, it required not only he and I work together at night, but weekly tutoring with his teacher AFTER school. Each week she met with him separately for an hour to work on homework. Not as part of a special fee; not as something we did for just a few months, but throughout the whole year. It wasn’t easy, but it made a huge difference for him going forward and his attitude on school (especially reading!)
Teachers like Mrs. Morales at Viridian Elementary deserve to be recognized not just for their great teaching, but because of their attitude to go”over and beyond.”
Did you know? According to AdoptAClassroom.org:
- Teachers spend an average of $500 of their own money each year to equip their classrooms
- 70% of teachers have even purchased apparel items like jackets, socks and shoes for their students
- 1 in 3 teachers are actually buying clothes for students (along with school supplies) with money from their own pockets
My new favorite website to find back to school clothes for 90% off retail, thredUP.com, has partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to recognize and thank teachers for their hard work and the positive impact they make each day on our children’s lives, just like Mrs. Morales did for my son.
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Now until August 23, you can nominate a teacher you think is deserving to win money for their classrooms and a credit with thredUP. Three teachers each win $2,500 for classroom supplies and $500 to thredUP. 50 runner-up winners receive $100 to thredUP. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 8.
Read other inspiring nominations and watch an adorable video of kids thanking teachers at http://www.thredUP.com/Teachers.
So what teacher will you #RaiseaHand for?