Our school has spent the week celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week.
As far as I can tell the week seems to be less about the children and more about the teachers who work with their special needs every day. At our school the teachers include among others those who work with the visually impaired, autistic, learning disabilities, speech, occupational therapists and also the gifted. (I know I’m forgetting some!)
Our school basically treats it like teacher appreciation week but for these specialized teachers. They had personalized coffee mugs and Starbucks on Monday, little flower bouquets on Tuesday, a very nice luncheon on Wednesday, today is handwritten notes from all the students, and then Friday is candy bar bouquets.
I don’t think these teachers are generally thanked during the regular teacher’s appreciation week in May so it’s nice for their efforts to be recognized.
Has your school been celebrating these teachers or these children this week? Does your school do a good job supporting the kids who have special needs in your community? Does your school do a good job supporting the teachers working with these children?
(I’m still sick guys but I will try to post again later today. I have a special item on reduced spa prices around Atlanta I want to share but I’ve got to write it up!)