Everyone's got a teacher who changed their life or did something they'll never forget, right?
My kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Knock (pronounced KA-nock. I realized later in life that this had to have messed up a kid or seventeen over the years). I remember generally enjoying kindergarten and liking her, but there is not a lot more I could really pull from the experience, considering I was six years old and trying to remember my life at that point is basically a blur of shapes and colors.
What I do remember is getting an envelope from her the week I graduated high school, part of the flood of mail you get at that time. But she didn't just send another card from Hallmark. Included in the package was a handwritten letter from her, wishing me well and talking about what I was like in her class, as well as projects I did in her kindergarten class and photos of me from then. And don't think I was special: she did this for every single kid in the class from every single year she taught (my older brother got the package too). WHAT? Aside from being apparently the most organized woman in the entire world, she managed to give hundreds of students a graduation gift they'd always remember.
Teachers like Mrs. Knock are why we have Teacher Appreciation Week! You know that there's a teacher that's made an impact on your life, and this is the time to say thank you! Need some inspiration? I compiled 11 DIY ideas to help show some love to your favorite teacher.