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24 Reasons Why Elementary School Teachers Deserve More Appreciation

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1. Being an elementary school teacher is a tough, but rewarding job.

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2. Aside from teaching the essential skills needed to advance further in life...

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3. Elementary school teachers must also find ways to encourage creativity for their students.

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4. And that's more than just introducing them to new books...

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6. It's dressing up as a character so the students connect with the story in a more personal way.

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7. Leading a book parade...

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8. Throwing a publishing party for literary achievements...

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9. Or giving each student his/her own cloud to hold.

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13. All of which are just subtle reminders of the extra work teachers put in.

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14. We also take for granted all the life skills taught during elementary school.

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15. And often forget how meaningful and important the assignments can be.

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16. Whether it's teaching everyone to work together, be respectful, keep things clean...

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17. Or having each student contribute to the "Thankful Tree."

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18. And if you don't think that makes an impact on these kids, then you're just plain wrong.

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19. Because, at the end of the day, each classroom really is it's own family.

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20. And like all families, there are some rough patches, but there's also a certain amount of trust and comfort in that relationship.

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21. Teachers get to know their student's lives on another level.

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22. And when they're gone, they're missed.

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23. And even though those small moments of silence are wonderfully enjoyable...

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24. Nothing can replace knowing that what you do on a daily basis is actually important and could be everlasting.

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