Today’s blog was inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s book, Thank You Notes. The book is based on his TV show where he expresses gratitude for everything from the slow moving family walking in front of him on the sidewalk to the name Lloyd for having two L’s. I thought it might be fun to write thank you notes related to education. Here are a few that come to mind…
…Thoughtful classroom teacher, for always taking a restroom or snack break when I come to observe your classroom instruction. That’s okay I’ll wait. Thank you for scheduling my break time.
…Oblivious parent who cannot pull their gigantic SUV forward in the parent pick up loop. The rest of the parents will risk their lives waiting in the busy intersection so you can have your ideal drop off spot.
…For providing 21st century technology, with 20th century bandwidth and servers. We love the way you conveniently and automatically update and restart right in the middle of an on-line assessment or once the entire class has finally logged on.
…Lunch menu designers, for conveniently scheduling the ever-popular fruit punch frozen push-up treats on school picture day. Not only is it is impossible to open them using the tear away dotted lines, but the bright red dye leaves life long stains.
I invite you to add to this list…what would you like to express your gratitude for? Who would you like to write a Thank You note to?