Happy Teacher’s Day

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you displayed my first report,
and I wanted to do another.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you fed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you gave me a sticker,
and I knew that little things were special things.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you put your arm around me,
and I felt loved.
When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt–but that it’s all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you smiled,
and it made me want to look that pretty too.
When you thought I wasn’t looking, you cared,
and I wanted to be everything I could be.
When you thought I wasn’t looking–I looked…
and
Wanted to say Thanks for all those things you did when you thought I wasn’t looking.

– by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

My daughter commented this morning that another class teacher hugs all the children of his class before they sit down, and she said “How I wish my teacher gives me a hug too instead of just a high-five.”

Today mommy she gave a basket of fruits to her teachers, wishing them “Happy Teacher’s Day”, along with the above poem for each of her teacher – notice the red “bookmark” thing?