Since 1984, the National Parent Teacher Association has designated the beginning of May to celebrate those that make a difference in the lives of children and young adults every day--Teachers! Big Universe would like to recognize all the teachers and educators out there for making a difference in the lives of children and young adults, as well as show our appreciate for all that they do.
I think any adult can look back on their childhood years and remember their favorite teachers; the ones who went one of their way to help them understand and do their best work. Teachers make an incredible impact on young lives and it's only right that we take this week to celebrate them.
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in the classroom, you can read a book about a teacher such as Thank You, Mr. Falker, Miss Nelson is Missing, or a Magic School Bus story with Ms. Frizzle. These stories are all concentrate on keeping the teacher central to the story. Encourage classroom discussion on why these teachers are so important. You can also have your class use a few of these writing lessons.
- Compare a favorite teacher to a teacher from a book with the Venn Diagram.
- Write a letter to a favorite teacher using the WRITE section of Big Universe.
- Create your own book about a special teacher using the WRITE section of Big Universe
No matter which activities you do with your class this week, take a moment and remember how special you are, and how even small words of encouragement from a teacher can stay with that child for the rest of their life.