I've been lucky enough to have a number of teachers who were influential and inspiring. As my own path shaped, and I became a teacher myself, I've reflected on many of the people who helped shape my life and love of learning. I'm grateful to these educators, who gave me opportunities and experiences to learn about myself and the world.
One teacher who was particularly memorable to me was Mrs. T, my 4th grade teacher. She used a quiet, calm voice that commanded respect (and got it!) She had us use our skills to do interesting, relevant activities like designing our own dream bedroom on a budget, and the universal 4th grade project: 50 states reports. (I think all 4th grades do some version of that. I studied Wyoming.)
To honor teachers everywhere who are preparing for their school year, Tiny Prints has designed greeting cards just for them! Teachers can send each student a personalized welcome greeting card, connect with their student's parents with a thank you card and celebrate their students with award cards. In support of building a connection between teachers, students and parents, Tiny Prints is offering these personalized teacher greeting cards for free starting Monday, August 2nd through October 31, 2010. Teachers will just need to apply the code: Apple2010 at checkout.
How cute are these? And what a great way to promote authentic reading and writing!
If you're available this Wednesday, there's a Tiny Prints Teacher Greeting Card Twitter Party with the tag #makeitpersonal this Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET/1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PT.
Enjoy this great freebie teacher find! Spread the word!
I posted this information as part of a Global Influence contest for the chance to win a gift card, and because I think this is a great find for teachers! I'll absolutely be creating some of these gorgeous cards! No compensation was received for this post.