During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7th to May 11th, we take a week to honor teachers hard work and vital role in shaping our society. Honestly, how can you not be grateful for teachers? Without them you wouldn’t even know how to write your name or multiply numbers. This letter is for the teachers who are shaping our youth. For the countless deeds they did for us and our children.
Thank you for always being available and willing to long work hours.
Thank you for for caring.
Thank you for helping us believe in ourselves and to follow our dreams.
Thank you for being our friend.
Thank you for teaching us the importance of education.
Thank you for shaping our youth.
Thank you for protecting our children and working hand and hand with parents.
Thank you for showing us the importance of kindness.
Thank you for being brave and facing the uncertainties of working at a school.
Thank you for teaching us that love always beats hate.
Thank you for giving us confidence and not giving up on us.
Thank you for your patience.
You can take pride in knowing that you are empowering students. You inspire students to pursue path that may one day change the world. You facilitate growth by teaching us how to believe in ourselves and work with others to do out best.
Growing up, I was surrounded by teachers. Not only in school, but my mother and sister-in-law were teachers, too. My mother always emphasized the importance of gaining an education and taking as much in as I could from a very young age. She is a recently retired Spanish teacher, who has worked for the Elizabeth Board of Education for the past 25 years and is still passionate about teaching. I asked her why she worked in the same profession for so many years and she explained, “I do this for the kids, not for paycheck. They are the future of this country. My students are my #1 priority.” I remember her grading papers late into the night and creating lesson plans during her ‘summer vacation.’ I remember my sister-in-law's selflessness, as well. As a special education teacher she would come home worn out with scratches on her hands, yet she never once complained through it all. Her love for working with kids and that selflessness she expresses, like many teachers, is truly inspiring.
With immense gratitude,
By Carolina Cuartas - April 17, 2018
First of all, nurses are amazing human beings and it should be Nurses Day everyday! We come together and celebrate National Nurses Week between May 6th - May 12th every year. The American Nurses Association picks a theme every year, and this year is, "Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence."
Here are 4 reasons why you should celebrate National Nurses Week.
Their jobs don’t stop
For most, holidays like Christmas, New Years Eve, and 4th Of July means the day off. Holidays usually mean the opposite for nurses. Along with the holidays, comes longer work hours and a heavy workload. Blizzard or a heavy storm? Weekends? Their job never stops and they are always willing to step up to the plate.
Nurses are selfless
As you may know, nurses typically work 12 hours shifts and don’t usually get weekends/holidays off like the most of us. Nurses go through the stresses of work because he or she is truly passionate about their job. Whatever your nurse may be dealing with at home, he or she puts that aside to do everything can for you and your family.
Nurses are resilient
If you are not a nurse, you can learn a thing or two from them. They get the job done even though nurses face long hours, work stress, and emotional patients. They are willing to get their hands dirty and deal with gut-wrenching situations most won’t even dare face. Despite all the chaos, they’re always willing to lend a helping hand and ensure they do everything they can for their patients and the patient’s family members.
Nurses are less recognized
Nurses week is one of the only times where they get recognized for their tremendous work. Doctors usually get most of the attention and get thanked for their services. Not all patients realize that nurses are the lifeline of the medical industry.
Nurses work tirelessly every single day and we couldn’t imagine what chaos would ensue without them. Although we should be appreciative of them every single day, this week is dedicated to them! Always be mindful of their passion for caring others and remember to show gratitude.
By Carolina Cuartas - April 6, 2018
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