Well, last week, May 1-7th was Teacher Appreciation Week and the week then cumulated to Mother's Day. Since I am both a teacher and a mother, I looked at the similarities between a mother and a teacher. Both look out for the interest of the children and desire that they learn new things. A teacher/mother is caring, firm when necessary, and expects the best performance from her children/students at all times. So, to all the teachers, HAPPY APPRECIATION WEEK! and to all the mothers, HAPPY MOTHER'S YEAR! No one could ever pay us enough for what we do, but the growth and achievement of the children is reward enough.