Thank you for a great year of hard work. You put in 12-16 hour days for nine months and it shows. My children know more stuff, understand more of their world, and have been impacted by your life and they will never be the same.
Thank you for working at night and on the weekends. When we see the homework folders brimming with papers and we see your packed school-day schedule, we are keen enough to know that you are putting in hours beyond the classroom to make learning happen. That means a lot to us.
Thank you for all you did when nobody was looking. Most of what you did everyday was not observed by another adult. But it matters so much that you did your best for the sake of the kids. As a dedicated teacher, you gave it your all because you knew that every day mattered.