It is indisputable that teachers play an important part in the lives of their students. William Arthur Ward stated, "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential women in the world, attributed her love of learning to her fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Duncan when she said, “Teachers are often the people who inspire us the most. I know I wouldn't be where I am today without my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Duncan. She so believed in me, and for the first time, made me embrace the idea of learning. I learned to love learning because of Mrs. Duncan."
Pat Conroy, author of Prince of Tides wrote, "There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.’ My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher."
Dan Rather, former news anchor for CBS Evening News stated, "The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth."
The origins of National Teacher Day began after correspondence was exchanged between Mattye Whyte Woodridge, a teacher from Arkansas, and Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady of the United States from 1933 - 1945. However, it was not until March 7, 1980 that Congress actually instituted National Teacher Day. Teachers were honored each March until 1985 when the NEA voted to change the event to be celebrated on the first Tuesday of the first full week in May.
Now, each year, in communities across the United States, teachers are nominated and honored for the changes they make in the lives of their students. To honor their teachers, parents and students will give cards and gifts. These cards and gifts can be personalized now that 3D printing is available to the masses.
Great Job! Card
One 5½”x8½” red card stock
One 5¼”x4” designer paper
One 2 3/8” x 2 3/8” red card stock
One 2 1/8” x 2 1/8”white card stock
Great Job! WhiteClouds stamp
Black ink stamp pad
1. To create base card, fold 5½“x8½” red card stock in half to measure 4¼”x5½”.
2. Stamp Great Job! Stamp on 2 1/8” card stock
3. Glue stamped image on 2 3/8” red card stock
4. Assemble card