Almost all of us remember a teacher who taught us the lessons we needed to guide us through life, and now’s the time to let them know it. The PTA’s Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7–14, and it’s a good time to recognize the teachers who have meant a lot to you and your children. If your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews have a favorite teacher they would like to recognize, they can do so by downloading and coloring Sparky’s “Teachers Rock” coloring sheet and presenting it to them.
And for those of us who are all grown up, it may not be too late call or e-mail that special teacher you remember from childhood and thank him or her for the good influence they had on your lives. I can think of a couple of special teachers who taught me a lot: Sister Gervais, political science teacher at O’ Gorman High-School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Bernice Ptacek, Sociology professor at the University of Sioux Falls. I would like to thank them now that I realize what they did for me.