Illustration of teacher watering students with plants on their heads

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Thank you, to the teachers
who work harder than we see
always finding ways
to turn learning into glee

thank you, to the teachers
who see faces in their heads
as they try to close their eyes
and put their busy brain to bed

thank you, to the teachers
who hold all those faces dear
little faces full of worry
small faces full of fear

thank you, to the teachers
who note what others don’t
the reason for the shyness
and the sad behind the ‘won’t’

thank you, to the teachers
who face the clock each day
that balance between time
and the urge to stop and play

thank you, to the teachers
we are grateful for this start
please know, you’ve a forever home
in so many children’s hearts.

Donna Ashworth

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if you would like to purchase a book for a teacher-gift idea, I recommend ‘I Wish I Knew’

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