This article was written by Patricia Anne — an educational badass for 11 ½ years in the high school English classroom, punning her way through each day. Check her out on her blog.
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With their inception in 1847 by Oliver Chase, candy hearts are a Valentine's Day tradition. These treats have always carried love inspired messages that resonate with all during the Valentine's season. We see these tasty saccharine messages exchanged in our classrooms every year, but what about us? Where is the love for teachers?
Necco takes the time to update new phrases each year, so perhaps they should also take the time and create a teacher version of these tasty treats like these!
1. This class is Lit!
Most appropriately given to those English Ed. teachers!
Except instead of the typical, "You only live once" let's go with, "You only LEARN once."
3. Snow day
Are there any other two words more lovely to a teacher? A candy heart that says "snow day" is sure to at least trigger a smile on your teacher's face and perhaps just melt his/her higher-education heart.
4. We did our homework
Signal the hallelujah chorus now. A day when an assignment is given, and it actually comes back from every member of the class, on time, and completed to the best of their ability? That sounds like heaven on Earth.
5. Best teacher eva
We are here for you, to bring you brighter, better futures. It never hurts to give a little shout out to the teachers and let them know their efforts are not in vain.
6. I get it
Those "Aha!" moments that remind us why we got into this profession!
7. No inservice
You mean, I don't have to listen to horribly boring presentations about how I have more to do and less time to get it done, AND I might actually have time to accomplish all that you expect from me? I'll take it.
8. Standardized Tests Suck
While we may not be able to escape them, at least commiserate with us.
9. You're More Than A Score
Our students' test scores do not define us or our teaching abilities.
10. Educational Ninja
This is way better than just simply being called a "teacher."
11. Proficient AF
That's everyone's goal isn't it.
12. Highly qualified
As though there was any doubt, right?
13. Endless Supply of Box Tops
Finally! Our class can win the quarterly contest and score a pizza party!
14. School Supplies on Sale
You know you love a good bargain, especially when it's coming out of your own pockets! Grrr.
Oh the sweet bliss that is our "time away" from school.
So this year as the Valentine's are being purchased, filled out, and passed around the classrooms, let's think of the teachers who watch it all unfold, year after year. Share with them a candy heart that will really speak to them!