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Re: teacher appreciation ideas- Nnaell-


Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 08:38:27 PDT

In a message dated 4/21/04 11:31:16 AM, writes:

<< I chose to be a member of our teacher moral booster
committee. I asked the lists for suggestions to take
back to my group. I have received a lot of great ideas
so far. I have never had my art students create
projects for certain holidays. I teach middle school.
I encourage my students to take home their projects
and give them away as presents as needed. I am sorry
if my request sounded like I needed art ideas. I just
wanted ideas in general. >>

It is great that you participate on this committee. However, my comments
were really a general observation to everyone who said they have the children do
something for teacher appreciation day/week. I do things too.....from
my colleagues. It seems to me...that we (art teachers) are put upon to do
something for everyone...yet very few of those teachers would set aside time to
do something for us. While I realize that is a crummy attitude to
have....(perhaps we need a teacher moral booster committee in my school) it is pretty
accurate! Yes, my principal has a fabulous luncheon for us as well...but that
was not my point. Many teachers are NOT part of a committee to boost teacher
moral in their schools, yet are constantly asked to make gifts for others
(holidays, t.a.w., etc.). My vent really has more to do with the fact that those
educators who are considered the "real" teachers do not get asked to do these

But in the end, how wonderful of you to give your time to your colleagues. I
am sure they appreciate it.