Children are like treasure boxes. On the outside, some boxes are brightly colored or adorned with ribbons and trim. Some boxes are shiny and clean, while others may be tattered and worn. Some boxes are vibrant and loud, and some are kind of quiet and plain. But if you look within each box you will find a precious jewel, each one equally beautiful and as valuable as the next. We are grateful to teachers who look beyond all of the outer wrappings (status, ability, home life, etc.) and see the precious child within.
Thank you to the quiet heroes in sweaters and glasses with pencils tucked behind their ears. Thank you teachers for all you do!
I know you've heard the following story a zillion times, but it's very apropos!