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  • Suchismita Pai

    Lovely post. What a wonderful idea! I think teachers are in the finest sense of the term fairy godmothers to all of us. So it is only fair they have one of their own just so they know there is someone out there. When my son got into college, I had a little party for his teachers through the years. We enjoyed it , catching up on 14 years of formal schooling... and they were also happy to see how their student had turned out. I am sure we can and should do a lot more for those who open so many doors for us.

  • Tina Hausen

    My daughter is in a special education preschool.. i would love to find ways to help ALL her teachers.. she has a PT teacher, an OT, and a ST (speech therapist).. I would love to be able to do something, even tho im on disability and we have another little one on the way and another child in the house who is not in school yet... Her 4 teachers i would love to help... And she will be joining a new school next year for Kindergarten at a half day class that allows IEP students with special needs... she will be reevaluated at the end of this school year... but since she was 3.. she has gone from a 1 year old level and below to an almost 3 year old level and she'll be 5 on the 1st.... her teachers have helped her so much.... And even are offering to come to my home once a month to help us with things outside of school to teach her, work with her ect.... Anyone have any ideas for basically a classroom of no more then 8-12.... would be greatly appreciated.. i mean i know they need tissues and hand sanitizer that they ask the parents to donate each year... but there has to be more they need, that i can help with once the Christmas season is over and my kids have their learning toys ect.....

  • cheryl.burnett.39

    I am on board!!!! Not fully sure how just yet, but as someone who want's to be a future teacher, I am willing to start now. And it is SO true how the little things mean so much! THANK YOU!!!!

  • bobbiesteyer

    Love this. I have been looking for a way to become involved at my grandson's school but work during the day. Can't wait to get started. Thanks!

  • Robert Yuruki

    Teachers are always getting the bad rap. We love all teachers. We are giving FREE memberships to teachers at Dreamlifecatcher.com. We want to give you a voice! Please pass it on!

  • Anna Lee

    We'd like to start a website with database & table functionality to match teachers with donors (following the www.anysoldier.com model). This website would be different from existing sites (DonorsChoose, Adopt a Classroom, Classwish) in that people wouldn't need to contribute cash. They could donate gifts in kind - items they had at home that they no longer needed but were on teachers wish lists. So many people toss out items they no longer need, items that classrooms could use. A lot more classrooms could be helped if people could donate items they had instead of money. Are there any web designers who would like to do a pro bono project to get this going?

    • Megan Allen

      I am so in love with this idea, Anna. I would love to help out with this. I'm hoping we can find someone to give this idea legs...

    • Liz Dwyer

      Great idea. I'll ask our folks if they know of anyone.

  • Megan Allen

    I am bringing my team coffee and tea tomorrow, just to start at a little more Rosemary Effect at my school. Spread the love!

  • Zoe Hardy

    Contact me if you would like a list of high-needs schools in the Cincinnati area.

    • Liz Dwyer

      Thanks for the offer, Zoe. Hope some folks take you up on it.

  • cherre56

    I was a teacher for twenty years and there were so many times during my career that I could have benefited from a fairy godmother! What a wonderful idea and a wonderful woman! With all the misdirected criticism toward teachers,every teacher needs affirmation.If every teacher had this kind of support there would probably be a lot less turnover in the teaching profession. This has inspired me to include encouragement and affirmations for teachers on my website. Mind Your Creativity agadoodles.com

    • Megan Allen

      Cherre56: I agree...every teacher DOES need affirmation, because these are the professionals giving our students emotional and academic affirmations all day long. I love the thought of better connectedness between community and schools...with the students at the heart.