If no one else tells you....I APPRECIATE YOU!
Your efforts may go unnoticed by many...but I know the thought, energy, and effort that goes into what you do. You reach children in a way that other subjects can't! You may be misunderstood by some, but the kids get you & what you do....and really....that is why we do what we do!!! You are a creative power house! You bring a skill set others dream about. You bring heart to the institution of education.
YOU. ARE. AWESOME.
As an art educator & a father of three...I say to you...you are loved, valued, and appreciated!! Know you make a difference. I know that your beauty makes school more beautiful for hurting children, for frustrated children, for kids that are just about ready to give up!
YOU. BRING. HOPE.
So dear friends...if you are feeling unappreciated...if you are feeling burn out...if you aren't sure you can go on another day(or another year)....please know your worth is not in the frustrations...but the successes that happen on a daily basis in your classroom.
THANK. YOU. FOR. BEING. AN. ART. TEACHER.