#SOL15 – Teacher Appreciation Day

May 4 – 11:  Teacher Appreciation Week


An acrostic for National Teacher Appreciation Day – May 5, 2015

Tirelessly teaching souls

Enriching each and every student life

Advising, nurturing and adding elegance to develop student super powers,

Charting courses for

Horizons not YET


Researching, restoring and redefining HOPE and opportunities

Sharing skills and knowwledge so all can experience the joys of learning.

Thank You!

Additional Resources:


Presidential Proclamation

Sarah Brown Wessling “What it means to be a teacher!”

#SOL15:  Passion – Finding Your Voice

Teacher Appreciation Quotes


Check out the writers, readers and teachers who are “slicing” here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy at “Two Writing Teachers” for creating a place to share our work.  So grateful for this entire community of writers (including TEACHERS) who also read, write and support each other!


22 responses

  1. Yes, teachers do all this and so much more. Let’s hear it for all teachers—past, present, and future.

    1. Yes, ALL teachers! Past, present and future! ❤

  2. Thank you for your poem! I feel so appreciated today! 🙂

    1. Teachers need to be appreciated EVERY day!!! ❤

  3. sallydonnelly11 | Reply

    We both wrote poems this week!
    I especially like the phrase “adding elegance” A teacher’s job is so important and so hard…

    1. Sally,
      I have to go read yours!
      Thanks – I think I “stole” the elegance from Tara! Both important and hard, and YET also so rewarding!

  4. This is wonderful, Fran. I appreciate all I learn from you, and I love these lines: “Charting courses for/ Horizons not YET/ Explored” Here’s to discovery, my friend!

    1. Always learning . . . your slice was So amazing today! I really appreciate your words, master wordsmith! ❤
      (I had 2 hour drive time to get those just right!)

  5. mrssokolowski | Reply

    Beautiful poem! So many inspiring teachers to celebrate!

    1. Yes! Must look for celebrations and inspirations every day! Great reminder!

  6. Yeah! I’m feeling better already…thanks, Fran!

    1. We need to celebrate every day! So much work and learning! ❤

  7. How wonderful. It’s a good thing WE celebrate! Back in the old days, there were discounts at local stores and a luncheon even! Now…..there is less focus on teachers and more focus on scores. We can and should continue to write and share of our passion and work.

    1. So true! It’s definitely up to US to celebrate and to celebrate OFTEN! More than just numbers! ❤

  8. I enjoyed these lines.

    Charting courses for

    Horizons not YET


    I can only hope this happens in our days. I worry everything is so planned and managed in education right now. Thank you for sharing.

    1. The data says “real teachers” make the most difference – not programs. We have to “stay the course” with “the courage of our convictions”! ❤

  9. Student super powers! Yes!

    1. Yep! Some positivity for kiddos and teachers!!! ❤

  10. Wow, Fran. What a beautiful honoring of the very difficult and rewarding work teacher’s do! Thank you.

    1. Thanks, Dayna! This was fun to write although also disconcerting at mid-afternoon to not have a post completed. Wordsmithed while driving . . . . using time wisely!!! ❤

  11. Thank you Fran for words that empower those who work to empower. Love this line: adding elegance to develop student super powers”

    1. oh, Julieanne, empower would have been another good word. . . collecting more all the time! ❤

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