~~Today is National Teacher Day ~~
Mrs. McArthur brought a grandmother’s charm, a mother’s discipline, and a classroom full of possibilities each day. Gentle reminders to be thoughtful, careful, and do our best followed us throughout the school year.
She led an active group of six year olds through the rigors of sounding out new words, addition, subtraction, and learning to play fair.
Each day Mrs. McArthur was working on our foundation. She didn’t see us as a class, but as individual children with skills and struggles.
I didn’t see it then, but she gave me confidence. At the end of the school year I was excited to move on, but sad to say goodbye to my daily time with a most loving, generous, and kind teacher.
She’d shown a group of children how to work hard and how to treat others well. Those were the most important lessons we could learn. Teachers don’t always get the accolades they deserve and are often the first to take the blame for failing students. But today, take time to remember the teachers who did make a difference to you and if possible send them a thank you note.