Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"TEACHER Appreciation"

Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
Thanks once again for coming to see what I'm doing on this beautiful, rainy day.
We've voted (our little town has an election day every two years for town officials...my husband is trying for his 3rd term on our Town Council).
Today is Teacher Appreciation day and it will be celebrated all week in some schools.
I'm a retired public school teacher who respect this week and this day along with all the teachers  around the world.  The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day  “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”.  Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country.  They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals that mold our children’s lives in a positive direction.  We entrust our children with the teachers, and they affect their lives on a daily basis.
I had the privileged for 30+ years to work with children who were categorized in the area of "special needs".  Some people viewed these children as little ones who had problems and needed to be fixed because they could not maintain the activities and learning environment of a "regular classroom".   They were and are so wrong in their thinking. The children I encounter throughout my professional career could and did maintain academic excellence.  They needed someone to show them another way of learning something that came natural to the average child.
The first card reflect the children I worked with over the years and the second card reflect the attitude of any teacher going into a classroom each day (regular or "special needs"):
 

Enabler's List
cardstock: Neenah white (4.25 x 5.50); Recollection pink (cut 1/8 inch less than white) and black ( cut 1/8 inch less than pink)
pattern paper from Colobok pattern paper
punch: ek success
embellishments: circles in various sizes cut from paper in my stash
Challenge: entry for MojoMonday.blogspot.com #446 Contest




 

Here is the second card and what I used to make it:
Neenah white cardstock; brown Recollection cardstock
stamp (for lady) dylusions Ranger mini couture....dress was stamped on paper from my stash as well as the hat.
sentiment: stamped from Hero Arts Happy Day stamp
Embellishments:  Martha Stewart flowers and Recollection faux gems
punch: ek success
Challenge: entry for WordArtWednesday.blogspot.com
                  entry for ScrapsofColor.ning.com  First and Third Challenge for May 1, 2016 through May 13, 2016    FT051316

Hug a teacher; Respect a teacher; Love a teacher; today.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



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