Top Ten Teacher Treats!
by Friendswood Junior High students
If kids ran the NMSA Convention, here's what we would provide
to spoil our teachers with while they fill their brains and bags with
knowledge and tools for teaching:
The ultimate in teacher beverages: an endlessly flowing font
of gourmet coffee, Diet Coke, and crushed ice. Til then, hooray for
the coffee shop on the 2nd floor!
A complete spa experience: Mani/pedi givers with big leaf fan-things,
bon bons, and massage chairs—oh wait, there WERE massage chairs.
A Willy Wonka-world of chocolate and candy lurking around every
corner—oh wait, there was chocolate and candy at nearly every exhibit!
A really dreamy keynote speaker with big muscles, ambition, morals,
ethics, and a dream for a better future—oh wait, Cal Ripken.
All the purses our teachers could ever dream of—oh wait … my
teacher now has about 30 canvas bags sporting different education
logos and quotes. Nice!
A soiree' where teachers could meet, greet, and shake their
tail feathers—the Circus of the Kids people could provide the feathers!
A room with walls padded in memory foam. Maybe we could cover
the walls with all those random squishy stress freebies!
A grown-up naptime room with lots of floofy pillows, blankies,
and a ceiling full of stars—oh wait!! The planetarium dome was a
portable picture of the night sky—COOL!
A game show where teachers could win spectacular prizes—like
at eInstruction! My math teacher won a CPS. It's like a class
set of remotes for kids to beep in their answer.
An Oprah-style car giveaway to everyone in the exhibit hall. Oh
wait—my teacher could win $50,000 in the exhibit hall scavenger hunt!
She could buy TWO cars with that.
Come to think of it, there's a ton of things that we could think
of to spoil our teachers for all the hard work they do all year, but
it looks like NMSA had it covered this year! Way to go, NMSA!