Officially scheduled for the week of May 5 – 9, Teacher Appreciation Week came early for us due to Miss 6’s teacher’s early retirement.
Her teacher is expecting her first child in April, and Friday was her last school day. Therefore, we celebrated an early Teacher Appreciation Week, Monday through Friday.
Making our teachers feel special is not as difficult as it sounds. By listening and paying attention to their likes and hobbies, we can put together a mini-celebration each day of the week to show our appreciation for the hours invested into their students.
Monday: Homemade card, actually a booklet, made by Miss 6
Tuesday: Wrapped baby outfit, size 3-6 months, with a thank you card from me
Wednesday: Wrapped board book about shapes to start her child’s library
Thursday: Lunch from one of her favorite restaurants picked up and delivered to school by Paul
Friday: Homemade chocolate chip cookies with the recipe that she requested from a previously delivered batch of cookies
We tailored our gifts toward our teacher’s needs and wants. Other options could have included favorite candy, a gift card, a collectible, watching the class for a lunch period, scheduling a field trip, or any other task that would give her a break.
Even though Miss 6’s teacher missed the official Teacher Appreciation Week, we made sure she received the same attention she would have gotten had she remained at school.
Teachers have a difficult job balancing educating the children, partnering with parents, and staying within the bounds of the administration.
When you get a great teacher, it is easy to take them for granted. Love on those excellent teachers as they are jewels and need your encouragement.
If you have Teacher Appreciation Week coming up in May and are unsure about how to celebrate, start noticing your teacher’s hobbies and interests. In using time wisely, you will discover more about these special people.
Once you get some ideas, you will soon find your own way to showing your appreciation. Happy observing!
Question: When is your Teacher Appreciation Week?