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Celebrating National Teachers Day: A big thank you

Teachers make all the difference in the world. In fact, the education of children depends on great teachers. They are educators and mentors that give that little encouragement to our children.

So, we thank you = gracias.

In May, teachers across the United States will be appreciated for all their hard work. Although unclear when the official day actually started, The National Education Association (NEA) has been celebrating National Teacher Day on the 2nd full week of May.

But it wasn’t until 1944 when teacher Mattye Whyte Woodridge wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt that teachers needed a special dedication day. Hence, Mrs. Roosevelt persisted to Congress to consider a National Teacher Day.

Teacher showing clock to children

Now, teachers are remembered for their dedication and expertise on the Tuesday of the first full week of May. What a great honor!

And as Horace Mann once said: “Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.”

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