The teachers of 2020 are in a caliber of their own. They had to think on their feet and educate our children in the midst of total upheaval.
This time next week we will be officially on our summer holidays. Home learning will officially have come to an end. It will finally be time to clear the kitchen table and take your home back. For a long time now we have been living through strange circumstances and for a lot of people "home-school" has been a real challenge and it is a chapter they will be happy to close this week.
Despite our crippling fears in the early weeks, our children have adapted amazingly well. We don't give them enough credit for their resilience. In the same way we don't commend ourselves enough for the same thing. We have made the most of a very challenging situation and regardless of how well we think we "did", we certainly passed the test. We survived and we did our best. We couldn't have done it without the support of our children's teachers. Three months ago they were put in an incredibly difficult situation and their compassion, time and ability to adapt was nothing short of amazing.
The teachers of 2020 are in a caliber of their own. They had to think on their feet and educate our children in the midst of total upheaval. We are so grateful for the work they do and the way they helped our children adjust and embrace the massive change that happened in March. Here are 5 simple ways to thank your children's teacher for everything they did this year.
Simply Say The Words
Simply thank their amazing teacher. Showing gratitude to another person is the greatest gift of all. You may not realize how powerful those words can be. Send a video message or some kind of voice note/email to simply offer your gratitude for all the work your child's teacher did this year. It will totally make their day because after such a challenging situation you can be sure that they could do with a little boost too.
Send A Voucher
If you feel the urge to send a physical gift then you are totally entitled to do that. Your teacher will absolutely not expect it, but it may just be something you want to do. A voucher is a brilliant idea because in many cases the code can be emailed which is ideal during these times.
Send Them Some Art
For many weeks now your children's art, reading and writing has been suggested by their teacher. This week why not encourage your child to write a poem or create a piece of art that you can send to the school or email directly to the teacher to thank them. I bet it will make their day.
Donate To A Cause In their Name
Our children's teachers are doing great work to educate our children about a number of environmental/charity topics. Why not donate some money to a cause in their name? Sharing this information with them will mean so much as they will know that their teaching sparked an important conversation in your family home.
Offer Your Services
OK, so we don't really know what September 2020 is going to look like but chances are there will still be some kind of PTA/Volunteerism needed within the school. Believe it or not teachers are already making logistic plans for next year's classes. Send a quick email to offer your time or services in some capacity because it will really mean a lot.