Today is National Teacher Day and Country Home would like to join millions of people across the country in saying “Thank you” to all of our wonderful teachers!
The idea for National Teacher Day started back in the mid 1940’s when Arkansas teacher Mattye Whyte Woodridge began speaking to leaders about the need for a national day honoring teachers. Ms. Woodridge finally got in touch with Eleanor Roosevelt, and she was able to persuade Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day in 1953.
Then years later, the NEA, lobbied Congress to create a national day celebrating teachers. Congress declared March 7, 1980 as National Teacher Day, but for that year only.
The NEA and other organizations continued to observe National Teacher Day in March until 1985, when they voted to change the event to Tuesday of the first full week of May. And that is why we are celebrating National Teacher Day today!
Thanks again to all of the teachers who work so hard each and every day. If you have time, tell you teacher or your child’s teacher thank you. Or go online and put a post up on your favorite social network like Facebook or Twitter thanking a teacher. If you want to thank your Country Home Teacher, we’d love to see you post on our Facebook or Twitter page.
Here are a few example tweets you can use:
- If you can write your name, #thankateacher
- If you followed your dreams, #thankateacher
- If you can read, #thankateacher