As a kid, my favorite songs were Pink Floyds Another Brick in the Wall and Schools Out by Alice Cooper. Sensing a theme here? Having recently started working part-time as a classroom aide, I now understand the flip side. Rest assured, the teachers are looking forward to their summer release even more than the children are. After just three hours a day of endless admonitions to stay in your seat, stop talking and put away those Pokemon cards, Im exhausted, and I have no idea how they do it all day, every day. Here are a few suggestions in case you want to thank your kids teachers for their endless patience and unbelievably hard work.
A love for reading is one of the essential job qualifications for being a teacher. After all, they have to spend most of their day reading homework full of nearly indecipherable handwriting, correcting spelling tests (purrpull? Um, no.) and reports from the recess patrol: “Tyler was drawing boobs in the sand in front of some girls.” After a year full of that, she deserves some time to chill on the beach with some trashy novels, so get her a great pair of shades, like these Balmain butterfly sunglasses, now up to 95% off at SmartBargains. Deal ends: 5/28 (today).