To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3 – 7, 2010 and Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4, 2010 . . .
We, here at Leveled Reader.com, and I am sure all of our many customers who care so much about literacy, helping educators supplement reading programs and providing a key to a child’s success, want to thank teachers everywhere.
“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions,” Anonymous. This is true. Few other professionals touch as many people as teachers do.
“What the teacher is, is more important than what he [or she] teaches,” Soren Kierkegaard. National Teacher Appreciation Day is a good time to learn about the contributions educators make to our communities every day. Among other things, teachers work to open students’ minds to ideas, knowledge, and dream. Teachers fill many roles, as listeners, advocates, explorers, role models, motivators, and mentors.
“The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior,” Marva Collins. It is our continued desire to be part of the community that brings learning to life, supporting and supplementing the teacher’s efforts. For teachers looking for books to supplement leveled book selections and encourage children to read outside of their school leveled reading program, one of the resources Leveled Reader provides is Lily’s Choice Pre-Packaged Book Sets with the flexibility to create your own leveled book set with the handy substation tools.
“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations,” Patricia Neal. Just like books and reading! And, to all the teachers and educators, Leveled Reader says “thank you” for opening the door.
“A teacher affects eternity; he [or she] can never tell where his [or her] influence stops,” Anonymous. It is true that teachers continue to influence us long after our school days are only memories. We all have a fond memory of at least one teacher who had an impact, who made that difference. For that, and so much more, thank you. You are appreciated.