Today was our last day of school and I got many thoughtful gifts (quite a few Starbucks gift cards! SCORE!), but my favorite was this note:
Thank you for all you've done for our son this year. You obviously care deeply for you students and as a scared parent sending my son to school all day, it eased my mind to know you were there for him. He has grown up so much this year and you have helped him become the person he is and will be. We are grateful for that.
It brought tears to my eyes and I forgot about all of the times her son drove me crazy.
So, if you are the parent of a school aged child, please remember that a simple, heart-felt, sincere note is often the best gift a teacher can receive, but a Starbucks gift card never hurts :) .