By the way, the first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Whatever your feelings about teacher pay and time off, teachers spend a lot of time with our kids. It doesn't matter if you spend a lot of time on a gift or have your child make a thank you card-- it really is the thought that counts.
Don't forget to help your child thank his or her teachers this week! And if you know a teacher, thank her, too. They really are responsible in many ways for our nation's most important resource-- our children.