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.

Visit this website for more information:
Teacher-Appreciation.info

1 comment:

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

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