Today is the first day of National Teacher Appreciation Week. Here's what I'd like to say to my fourth-grader's teacher: Thanks for nothing!
Traci: I am not a big fan of my daughter's teacher. Sometimes you click with a teacher and sometimes you don't. I'm basically just counting the days 'til she's out of Mrs. Johnson's class.
My daughter has ADHD, and the teacher has basically refused to work with us on this. She suggested we "transfer her to a more appropriate school." HELLO?!
Well, last week, I got the sheet from the room mother announcing Teacher Appreciation Week. It listed what the kids were expected to bring each day. My immediate thoughts are italicized.
- Monday: Bring a sweet treat for Mrs. Johnson (home-baked if possible).
Um, I don't have time to bake! I have two jobs, just trying to keep food on the table. But I'd be happy to slip her a Chips Ahoy if she'd like that.
- Tuesday: Bring in a flower from your garden for Mrs. Johnson.
I live in an apartment. I don't have a garden. Maybe a weed from the patch of grass next to the parking lot?
- Wednesday: Write a poem for Mrs. Johnson.
Roses are red, violets are blue, this week sucks, and so do you!
- Thursday: Bring a small gift for Mrs. Johnson ($10 limit).
In these tough times, ten dollars is tough to scrape together. 99 Cent Store okay instead?
- Friday: Please donate $20 for our class gift fund. We are going to get her a day at the spa!
Um, MOMMY could use a day at the spa ... what about me?!?!?!?!
Look, don't get me wrong ... I love teachers! I think it is the hardest job in the world. But this particular teacher is less than great, and I don't want to be forced to show how much my daughter "appreciates" her.
Plus, don't working moms have enough to keep track of? Now I have five more things to add to my to-do list this week. THANKS.
What do you think about Teacher Appreciation Week?