Take Time to Thank a Teacher ($25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway – Closed)

Teachers are some of the most powerful, most influential people in our lives. I have been blessed to have had many wonderful teachers over the years. Teachers that I loved, admired, and respected so much.

I can tell you the names of every teacher I had from Preschool up to 12th grade. And, I can tell you at least one good thing (if not dozens!) about each one of those teachers. They are the reasons that I enrolled in college with an Elementary Education minor. I wanted to be a teacher, and I wanted to have the same impact on a student that those teachers had on me. I never got to finish college or get my teaching degree, and I will always wish that I had. But, becoming a mom at 19 caused me to make a lot of life changes and that included dropping out of college and focusing on taking care of my daughter.

Now, my kids are in school, and I am so thankful for each of the teachers they have. Jace has the perfect kindergarten teacher. She’s fun, always smiling, and just adores “her” kids. Zander adores his teacher, and she has been wonderful for him. He was so nervous about going back to school after 2 years of homeschooling, but she has taken him under her wing and has encouraged him so much. He is excelling and thriving in class, and I truly believe it’s because he has such an amazing teacher. Ashley raves about each one of her teachers, how nice they are and how they’re always willing to answer her questions and give her the encouragement she needs. Yep, I’m really thankful for each one of these teachers, and I need to do a better job of telling them just how much they mean to me – and my kids!

Mudpies and Butterflies wants to encourage parents to take the time to thank a teacher in their child’s life. They’ve even released a video dedicated to showcasing how important teachers really are. I’m going to post the video below, but I’ll warn you: It made me cry. Of course, I cry at everything right now, but they really did an excellent job of touching on everything a teacher does. Here. See for yourself:

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Awesome, right? Don’t you think our kids’ teachers deserve to be thanked for all that they have done, are doing, and will do for our children and many others?

To encourage you to thank a teacher in your life – or your child’s life – I’m giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card to one lucky reader.

To Enter
Leave a comment below and tell me about a teacher that has made a difference in your life or your child’s.
*Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win. 

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Fine Print: Contest is open to residents of the US. If you already do any of the above, you qualify. Please leave a comment for each of the extra entries you complete. However, you must first leave the required comment as stated above. Giveaway will end on October 7th at 11:59pm (EST), and the winner will be selected via random.org. Winner will be notified via email upon selection, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. 

Disclaimer: I was contacted by a member of YouCast Corp on behalf of  Mud Pies & Butterflies I have not been compensated for this post in any way. The sponsor is fulfilling the winner’s prize as stated above.

Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    my art teacher from high school was my biggest inspiration. from 9th grade to 12th grade, i took as many classes as i was possibly allowed because he made me love art. seeing what he did, and that i could express myself that way too, was amazing. i ended up going to college for digital photography, and i have him to thank for it.
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