Wednesday, May 7, 2008

National Teacher Week

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward

Yesterday was National Teacher Day, which is now observed on the first Tuesday of May. This entire week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Don't worry that yesterday has passed. You can still send your favorite teacher a thank you by the end of the week. You can also participate in a great project to be unveiled next year. Send an e-card or regular card to the Teacher Thank You Card project.

I love an opportunity to make a handmade card and brighten someones day with it. Here are a few details from the press release.

To contribute to the Nation’s Largest Teacher Thank-You Card Project, individuals can visit www.teacherthankyoucard.org and send a free e-card or post a video thank you. Thank-you cards can also be mailed to: The Nation’s Largest Teacher Thank You Card Project, c/o NEA, P.O. Box 66458, Washington, D.C. 20035. The cards collected will become part of a larger-than-life mural measuring approximately 8 feet tall and more than 50 feet wide that will be unveiled for the first time during a high profile event in May 2009.

For more info on National Teacher week, visit these sites:

http://www.nea.org/teacherday/index.html

http://www.pta.org/local_leadership_subprogram_1117568214281.html

If you need some inspiration for a quick card to send to the project, here's a thank you card I created based on a design I found at Hero Arts.

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