Monday, May 07, 2007

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-12)

Although many specifics about how the first teacher appreciation day began are unknown, we do know that around 1944 Mattye Whyte Woodridge, an Arkansas teacher, decided there should be a national day honoring teachers. Woodridge began to write to political and educational leaders, and in 1953, she wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt, who in turn persuaded Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day.

The first Tuesday in March was first recognized as National Teacher Day. In 1985, the day was expanded to the full week that we celebrate today.

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1 comment:

  1. I hope you are back to blogging! Missed ya!