Teachers in the United States work an average of 10 hours and 40 minutes a day. That’s 53 hours per week (!) of teaching lessons, creating materials, reading aloud stories, referee-ing conflicts, tying shoe laces, and keeping our kiddos safe.
Whether it’s for Teacher Appreciation Week or an end-of-the-school-year class gift, now is the perfect time to thank teachers for all they do for our children.
Which of the following best describes your child’s teacher?
A) Mrs. Tried-Tested-and-True: She’s been teaching since the dawn of time (or so it seems) and has seen it all. She’ll organize a field trip, explore literary themes, and oversee a class of energetic kids with Bunsen burners – and make it seem as simple as 1-2-3. But deep down, we know it’s anything but easy.
B) Mr. Teacher: He manages his students by calling them “Bonehead” and wings the class clown with an expertly chucked pencil eraser. He can chat with our kids about video games because he is a gamer himself. Outnumbered 3 to 1 by his female coworkers, he shows up to class and gets the job done. He’s a teacher and a guy, and he helps our kids makes sense of it all.
C) Miss Apple-Cheeks: Fresh off the bus from college, she’s logged serious hours before, during, and after school this year, spending an average of $500 of her own money to set up her classroom with learning games and supplies for her students. Of course, she doesn’t think of them as just “students” -- to her they’re her “chickadees” or “cutie-pies” and she really does love those little monster-darlings as her own. The kids have learned so much from her this year, almost as much as she’s learned from them.
D) None of the above. My child’s teacher is amazing for a whole bunch of other reasons!
Almost 4 million teachers are out there – very real and unique people with dreams and challenges of their own. At Doc Popcorn we appreciate all the women and men who share their energy and talents in classrooms around the country. And we are proud that so many teachers love receiving our popcorn as gifts. Of course, we’re not sure which they prefer – snacking on the Better Butter, Cheesy Cheddar, or other delicious flavors, or re-using the tins later for handy storage containers. Either way, a tin of Doc Popcorn makes a thoughtful gift that will bring a well-deserved smile to the teachers in your life.