Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Big Hugs To All Our Fellow Teachers!

We Did Not Know That!

Did you know that Teacher Appreciation Day or Teacher Day is celebrated in many other countries as well?? For instance in Ecuador, Teachers Day is celebrated on April 13th in honor of Juan Montalvo, an Ecuadorian teacher who planted the seeds of developing young minds.
In India, for Teacher Day on September 5th , students and teachers report to school but classes are replaced by activities of celebration, thanks and remembrance. For some schools on this day, the responsibility of teaching is taken up by the senior students to show appreciation for their teachers. On May 15th in Mexico teachers are celebrated with festivities and cultural events. Most schools stop normal activities to promote the importance and dignity of the teachers’ role in society. In Singapore, the first Friday in September is an official school holiday. Celebrations are normally conducted the day before where students put on performance to entertain and honor their teachers.
For us educators, this week marks a time to stop and think about the impact that our own teachers have had in our lives and the influence they may have had in molding our own craft of teaching. Please take the time to in some way dispense gratitude and appreciation for teachers before us, next to us, and those come.

Take a gander at this little Soul Pancake Video entitled – If I Knew Then: A letter to Me On My First Day Teaching


Another plus (on a less mushy note) DISCOUNTS!

Many businesses are showing their deep appreciation for all that teachers do, by offering special freebies and promotions this week, May 4-10, 2014!  Here are just a few that I found.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery(Buffalo,NY)Offering free museum admission for educators (with a valid ID) from Saturday, May 3, through Friday, May 9, 2014. During this week, educators will also receive a 10% discount in AK CafĂ© and Shop AK and a 15% discount on the opening of a new membership.
ChipotleOn Tuesday, May 6th, from 4:00PM to closing, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, all educators – teachers, faculty, and staff – bring your valid school ID to any Chipotle in the US and you’ll get schooled with Buy One, Get One burritos, bowls, salads, or orders of tacos.  Limit one free menu item per educator/staff ID. Additional restrictions may apply.
New York and CompanyAll nurses and teachers receive 30% off in stores from May 1-7, 2014.  Need School ID or Paystub
A.C. MooreTo receive a teacher’s discount, simply present one of the following credentials at checkout:, School ID
AerosolesEnjoy 15% off footwear items priced at $39.99 or higher.  Simply present your teacher ID or a pay-stub in one of our stores, or call 800-798-9478, to place your order.
Ann Taylor LoftRegister as an Ann Taylor Loft teacher to receive 15% off your full-price purchase in-store, everyday!  Offer must be presented at time of purchase and you must show a valid Teacher ID.Barnes & NobleAll year-round, save 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use, get up to 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days (next event is in October), and receive valuable email offers and information on special Educator events.
Big LotsBig Lots offers special teacher discounts, contests, and giveaways.  When you sign up for their email, be sure to check the email me about teacher-only specials box.
New York & CompanySign up for their Teacher Rewards program and receive 20% off your next purchase – then, you’ll receive 15% off in-stores year-round.  Just show your ID.
J.CrewAll teachers receive 15% off any in-store purchase with a valid school ID.  This applies to full-price items only.
MichaelsAll teachers receive 15% off their in-store purchase with valid school ID.  Some exclusions apply please see store associate for details.


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