Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Read Anywhere


If I could read anywhere, I'd read in a hammock by the ocean.
Where would you like to read?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Teacher Appreciation


"The teacher that made a difference in my life was my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Coats. She motivated me into reading because she said that if we read a million words in the school year than she would take us somewhere. So when I and 7 other kids read a million words, she took us to the Seattle Science Center, and since there were 8 of us she had to take us on a limo! The reading has helped me in many ways I can read books fast and even from reading books I learned weird, but new words." - David 

"A teacher who has had an impact on my life is my aerospace teacher, Col. Roberts.  Even though I've only had him for 1 semester, he's changed my life completely!" - Mackenzie

"I think a teacher who has made my life better and greatly influenced me is my freshman English teacher . I hated school freshman year and she always encouraged me to keep going and do my best and it meant a lot to me." - Bennita 

"Mr. Chiou was my programming teacher at my old school and taught me the theory around creating good solid code. Which is, in my opinion, the most important skill I can possess." - Kellan

"My mom has been a special teacher in my life. She has taught me to value myself and others, as well as the value of using wisdom and maintaining my moral beliefs. I am confident and like myself and what I believe and want for my future because she cared so much about me. I love my mom!" - Mellissa

"A teacher that made a difference in my life is my 8th grade social studies teacher, Mrs. Herchenroeder. She made me love US history. She also talked to me, which not many teachers did, because I was very shy. She pulled out my personality a little more and i am very grateful for that." - Elisabeth

"I LOVED my elementary teachers - Mrs. Vied, Mrs. Villa, Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Stansbury, Mr. Chappell. They were all amazing! In high school, my favorite teacher was Mr. Burg. I took all of his literature courses because he made learning fun. My favorite college professor was Candy Boyd. She was a vivacious and energetic reading teacher, who was also a children's book author! Can you see where I got my love of literature? All of these teachers made me who I am today. They are why I am a teacher!" - Mrs. Sol

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7 - 11), tell us about a special teacher who has made a difference in your life. A teacher can be anyone who has taught you an important lesson - a coach, a relative, a counselor, an adviser, or an educator from any grade level.

Thank you teachers everywhere... 
for your wisdom, your kindness and for going the extra mile!
You are appreciated.