This week was Teacher Appreciation Week. A week where I give gifts to my kids’ teachers. I usually get some gifts, but high schoolers don’t participate as much as younger kids. I always appreciate what I receive, and am happy that my students think enough of me to get me something.
This year was very different. School closed on 3/13, and that was the last time I saw any of my students. I’ve been missing them terribly.
I woke up on Monday (5/4) and checked social media, as I do every morning. I saw that I had been tagged in a post by someone I didn’t know. I clicked on it to see that I had been nominated to be “adopted” by a family from MSD. And not just a regular family, but the family of one of my yearbook sophomores.
My first gift was on Tuesday (5/5). In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I received an avocado-shaped piñata (which my children beat to death), chips and salsa, as well as margarita mix.
My next gift was on Wednesday (5/6). Everything we’d need to make sundaes was included in a little cooler. We all had a delicious dessert that night!
My next gift was on Thursday (5/7). Since it was one of my yearbook families, they truly understand what a struggle finishing *this* book was. The basket overflowed with spa-ish items – which speaks to who I truly am.
My next gift was on Friday (5/8). It was clearly going to be movie night at the Lerner house. The kids were so excited. Inside of the Blockbuster Video case was a game, that made my husband so happy.
My next gift was on Saturday (5/9). They didn’t want the party to end, so they came to my house even though it was Saturday. It was my birthday, so I got a dozen delicious Dandee donuts (love that alliteration), as well as a birthday sash and crown.
My last gifts were on Sunday (5/10). I received a regular gift plus a Mother’s Day gift.
This week has made me feel so special, loved and appreciated. I love that this project was started for us, and I love that the families took to it so quickly and in such large numbers. I can never thank the Goldberg family enough.
This year is my 18th year teaching. I love being a teacher, and always have. More than anything, I love being a teacher at MSD.