Before becoming a full-time freelance writer and blogger, I taught middle school. I absolutely loved my seventh grade students but something about the profession just didn’t jive with my core personality. Both my parents were teachers, my husband is a principal and I’m very active in my child’s PTA, so there’s still a lot of education talk going on around my house.
While it’s fun to devote a solid week each year to appreciating teachers, I encourage you thank your child’s teacher and school staff more often. It’s a very stressful career. And while the students bring teachers much joy, there are few other perks.
When I was in the classroom, one of my favorite lessons to teach was limericks, so in honor of teachers, I thought I would share a few limericks I wrote about teachers.
A teacher she’d wanted to be
Since the tender age of just three
She was very brave
And to her kids she gave
Faith that they would succeed
There was a teacher named Mr. McPlatt
He rode to school on a ferocious cat
A smile on his face
He adored this place
Where with his favorite kids he sat
There once was a teacher from Dover
She was like a four-leaf clover
Luck she did bring
Tunes she did sing
To all the kids who adored her
Thank you to all the teachers out there! We appreciate all you do for our schools and our students.