This, my friends, is my very own ‘gratitude box.’ It’s that
box you have that is crammed full of sniggles of paper, crayon portraits, and teacher “love letters” written by 5 and 6 year old hands. In an occupation where the fruits of your labor do not generally produce a finished product for many many years, where your hard work, long hours and personal sacrifice are often overlooked, these are the gifts that keep on giving.
I know what you’re thinking. “Marsha, it’s time for an intervention. You need to purge before you are overtaken by crayon portraits and ‘world’s greatest teacher’ pendants.” I know, I know, but it’s very difficult to part with these small treasures. So, I decided to keep them all by digitally recording them and creating a photo book. It’s a slow process, but I’m determined to get there, digitally recording all my ‘love notes’ and photographing all my unusual and special gifts that don’t necessarily ‘fit’ in my box so that I can keep them forever.
I’m dead serious! This really happened and so did the half pound of smoked fish that’s sitting in my refrigerator right now (don’t ask)! My parents somehow think I need to eat more or something. I mean, who needs an apple for the teacher when you can have an acorn squash, right?
At a time when the hard work and effort put forth by educators are often being overlooked and understated, it’s nice to know that we ARE appreciated.
It’s an amazing discount on its own, but even better when you combine it with any promotions or incentives that your local dealers might be offering. I know you probably have a ton of questions right? Well, Chevrolet thought you might, so they created this great FAQ page just for you. You’ll find it when you check out the Educator Discount website. Just click HERE to get there.
Chevrolet’s Educator discount can make a huge difference. Just take a look at the savings you could get on this Equinox, or click on the picture to find similar promotions on other great vehicles in your own area.
Personally, after my husband decided to do a dance with a slightly distracted deer and his own Silverado last week, I think perhaps this new Silverado would look great in our driveway.
Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or not, I have to say that I love that Chevrolet has really stepped up and publicly acknowledged the hard work that teachers and school staff do everyday by offering this discount. It’s such a huge sign of appreciation for the all effort we put forth everyday in the classroom and the best part . . . you don’t have to wait ’til Teacher Appreciation Week to take advantage of it. It’s so easy to feel the love. Just click HERE to visit their special website for educators and find out more.
And now, I’d love to hear from you now. Tell me! What’s the best gift YOU’VE ever received? Betcha never got a squash!
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Sherry Lumpkin says
Wish I would have known this 2 1/2 years ago when we bought my Traverse! Well I will have to remember this for the future!
Thanks for the awesome post. Great idea to photo graph those sweet items. It’s hard to part with some of them, but you can’t keep them all!
I love the idea of taking pictures of all the special drawings and gifts from over the years. What a great way to “keep” them without actually having to keep them.
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