My daughter Angie is a teacher. Every year at Christmas time she gets gifts from some of the children. From cards, to treasures. I know she has let her nieces go through her collection of santas and snowmen. She puts all the small santas on this desk shelf. For many years, she would put the name of the child that gave her something on the bottom of the gift. She always thanks them. But after so many years of teaching and collecting, she doesn't have the room she once had. Plus she is in a new home that is smaller than the one she raised her children in.
I remember making drawings for my teachers for Christmas. They did thank me, which filled my heart with joy. I think all children want the acceptance of their teachers.
I still get to see a couple of my teachers, Mr. Taylor(math) and Mr. Clossin(history). They were fresh out of college when they came to our area. We treated all teachers with respect , even if they were not our favorites. But I just happened to like every teacher I had. This is for all you teachers, working or retired, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. xo