For many students, the holidays are a time when you can give your teachers gifts and say thank you for all they have done to help you. I remember as a child, I’d show up with a box of chocolate for my teachers and now, I send my kids with a little something for their teacher, too—to say thank you for all the hard work they put in every day to educate and mold their minds and prepare them for the world.
However, not everyone is able to go out and spend money on chocolates, or candles, or gift cards. But, that doesn’t mean that these students do not care. One teacher shared the touching story of receiving a plastic spork wrapper filled with Lucky Charms marshmallows for Christmas and honestly, it’s incredibly touching.
Rachel Uretsky-Pratt shared the story and photo and said:
To help put your life into perspective:
Today was the last day before our winter break. We will have two weeks off to rest with our families and loved ones over the holidays then head back to school in 2019.
With it being the day before break and Christmas right around the corner, most teachers bring their kiddos something such as books or little treats and occasionally in return receive something from their students.
Today I received some chocolates, sweet handmade notes, some jewelry, but these Lucky Charm marshmallows stood out to me the most.
You see, 100% of my school is on free/reduced lunch. They also get free breakfast at school every day of the school week. This kiddo wanted to get my something so badly, but had nothing to give.
So rather than give me nothing, this student opened up her free breakfast cereal this morning, took the packaging of her spork, straw, and napkin, and finally took the time to take every marshmallow out of her cereal to put in a bag—for me.
Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you. It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts.
To help put your life into perspective: Today was the last day before our winter break. We will have two weeks off to…
Always remember what Christmas is truly about, everyone!