**Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, y’all!** Can you believe I’m tongue-tied (or would that be finger-tied)? You see, I have so much I want to say about the wonderful things you do that I simply don’t know where to begin. So instead, I’m going to say *thank you, thank you, thank you!* My appreciation for you is truly heartfelt.

Now, I promised you a celebration for Teacher Appreciation Week (TEAPP, for our celebration), and boy, oh boy, do I have one! Each day this week, a different prize will be up for grabs at The Mailbox Blog. To be entered, simply post a comment on that day’s blog by midnight (EDT) **Sunday, May 13**. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 14.

Okay, let’s get this celebration started!!

On the first day of TEAPP Week

The Mailbox offered me

**A really cool calendar**!

To be entered in a drawing for our new |

Yahoo for you!

Diane

I have been teaching 10 years. Thank you!!

I’ve been teaching for 8 1/2 years. Each day is an adventure & I can’t imagine doing anything else!

I have been teaching 21 years!

I have been teaching 24 years! Thanks a bunch for all you do to help teachers!!

I’ve been teaching for 21 years! Time sure flies…

I have been teaching for 6 years.

I have been teaching for 13 LUCKY years – first and second grades – and The Mailbox has been my charm, right by my side!

I have been teaching for 20 rewarding years!

I have been teaching for 18 years in the district but only 8 with a contract. Now that’s dedication to a district! 10 years of substituting… Thank God for retirements!

I’ve been teaching special education for 10 years.

Thank you!

I taught middle-high school English for 6 years but switched over to teach preschool and early literacy for the last 8 for a total of 14 years!

I taught in the private and public school systems for 11 years. I have been so fortunate to be homeschooling for 5 years.

I have been teaching for 11 years! I love it!!!

I have been teaching for 4 years and it’s been in special education preschool for all of it. I love being with my silly, crazy, wild, and fun preK kiddos.

I have been team-teaching for 9 years. This is my first year with my own classroom!

I have been teaching for 10 years now. Time flies when you’re having fun!

I am retiring after 33 years of teaching. Thank God I have a ten year old at home and live a block from school so I can volunteer.

This is my fifth year teaching. 🙂 I love my preschoolers. 🙂

It’s my 6th year teaching, and one of the two most challenging, and I love it and I love these kids! Mailbox is my favorite resource: the magazine, the yearbooks, Teacher’s Helper, and more! Thank you, Mailbox!

23 years and I hope for another 23 years. I love my job. Thank you Mailbox for making it easier and oh so much fun.

I have been teaching for 13 years. I recently switched over to pre-k from a kindergarten class and I absolutely love it!!!

6 years 🙂

2 in 4th grade and 4 in kindergarten

4-It’s been so long? Wow-feels like yesterday when I started…

32. It’s seem like it was only yesterday. But boy times have changed.

This is year 8 for me!!! Can’t believe it – but can’t imagine doing anything else!

I’ve been teaching just over 26 years, and appreciate Mailbox for making it easier to do the best job I can for the kids I’ve serviced over the years in New Orleans.

Well, I think I must be the oldest one because I have been teaching 30+ years and still loving it!

I am a BRAND-NEW teacher!! Just finishing up my student teaching and (hopefully) securing that job soon!!

I taught for 34 years and retired. Teaching was still in my blood so now teach preschool.

I have been teaching for 12 GREAT years–some greater than others!

I’ve been teaching 26 years!

I’ve been teaching for 35–soon to be 36 years. All but 6 years were in first grade!

I have been teaching 33 years!

I have been teaching 28+years not counting the summers spent at the Reno Rec Dept teaching arts and crafts at Idlewild Park when a teenager.

33 years!!!

This will be my 15th year!

A first year teacher, I waited until I raised my own children and now I am enjoying teaching in my 1st grade classroom!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve been teaching 8 years. 🙂

2 years

I have been teaching for 8 years in daycare and for 21 years I was was a nanny/teacher/director of fun and games.

This is my 27 year…..All in Kindergarten! Yea!!! I love K!

This is my tenth year teaching!

Ive been doing daycare for 28 years.I quess you can say I’m preschool teacher

I have been teaching special ed. for 16 years. I enjoy most days and look forward to the next day no matter what happened the day before.

I have been teaching in North Dakota for 31 years now. I also taught in Michigan for 2 1/2 years.

Yeah!!

I will have 28 yrs in teaching by the end of this school year.

This is my first year, and I’m loving it!

I really strated to think back and I would have to say for almost 40 years. I started when my sister was in kindergarden I was 18 and she was 5. Its amazing when you think back and how much education has change for all, the teachers, parents and students. Today there is no reason why one can not get a good education if we all work together.

I have been teaching for 7 years.

3 years!

2 years of full day kindergarten and currently first grade!

I have been teaching 8 years. It is hard to believe that. I have taught at many different levels, 2nd grade, Reading Tutor, PreK and as a substitute teacher.

I started teaching 37 years ago. head start preschool, nursery school (1970’s) child care. now I own my own center. after being a family therapist for 5 years

I have been teaching 31 years!

15 years…

I have been teaching k-8 for 2 years now. I love it! Especially coming across blogs like this that are so helpful and fun!

I have been teaching for 1.5 years. Second and now first grade!

I have been teaching for 5 years and for 3 of that I have been the owner of my own daycare center in Wheeling, WV. Of course that doesn’t count the time of teaching my own 8 kids while they were growing up. I love seeing the joy in a child’s eyes when they start realizing that they have learned something new. An d when they go home and share it.

I have been in Early Childhood Education for 15 years.

21 years

I have been teaching for close to 30 years now. I have been blessed to teach in almost every area from preschool to high school, regular classroom, physical education, music, gifted and special needs. Both public and private school. At present I have the greatest honor and priviledge teaching my own four children, two of whom I have graduated from high school and are attending college.

This has been my 1st year teaching. I have a 1st grade class. I can’t believe that I have only 13 days left of my 1st year.

2 years

18 wonderful years!!!

15

13

3 years teaching 1st & 2nd grade, next year I will switch to PreK & K.

This is my third year teaching pre-k… I love it… my favorite part is seeing their sweet little light bulb moments. (that’s what I call it when the students master a skill for the first time)

I’m finishing my 32nd year. Where has the time gone?

I have been happily teaching 5/K for 25 years. What a blessing it’s been!

I have taught grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 in my six years of teaching. Have loved it all!

9 years! 3 years teaching 7th and 8th grade. 6 years in Kindergarten!!! Love the little ones 😉

Three years – a second career and I love it.

I have taught all grades from 2nd – 8th in both regular and LD classrooms since 1981.

I have taught for 7 years!

Title I teacher – 1 year

3rd & 4th Combination Class – 1 year

K-3 grade Combination Class – 4 years

Kindergarten – 1 year

I have been teaching for 14 years 🙂

I have been working in the education field for 30 years. All sorts of thing, but now I’m a mentor teacher.

I have been teaching two years. It is wonderful and rewarding.

I have been teaching for 10 years in kindergarten and before that for for 12 years in daycare.

Teaching was a career change for me 4 years ago. My son and I both started Kindergarten the same; he’s in third now and I am happy to say I am still in Kindergarten!

I have been teaching 31 years.

Almost 27 years!! Wow. Still goin’ strong.

Teaching full time for 8 years. Was a substitute for 7 years prior to that.

20 years teaaching – 15 spent teaching my favorite – THIRD GRADE!! LOVE THEM!!

Almost 5! Can’t believe it’s been that long already.

2 years teaching 3 and 4 year olds.

This is my fourth year teaching.

I have been teaching 22 years.

In a few more weeks, I’ll finish year 38!!!

2 years found a passion for working with children when I was helping my family business and working with at risk youth.

Been teaching 38 years.

I have been teaching almost 6 years…..

I have been teaching for 12 years – all in Kindergarten! 🙂

I have been teaching in Preschool for almost 10 years 🙂

I’ve been teaching for almost 3 years.

21 years. Where has the time gone?

I am completing my 20th year of teaching third grade!

I have been teaching for 30 years. WOW!

4

27 years! Love it!

I have been teaching for 26 years.

I graduated from university in 2008 so I have been teaching for almost 4 years. All of my years teaching have been in South Korea. My first year I taught at an English after school program and a kindgergarten. Then I moved to teach at an international and have taught 3 years here. Over all I have just 4 years of experience.

I have been teaching for about three years.

I have been teaching for 36 years…unbelievable! It has gone by so very quickly!! It has been an amazing journey, and I feel so blessed to be a teacher. 🙂

This is my 18th year of teaching!

I’m finishing my sixth year teaching; I also was a substitute teacher for three years.

This is my first year as a “true” Preschool teacher. 🙂

I have been teaching for 27 years.