Though the official Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 6, 2014, many schools celebrate a Teacher Appreciation Week.
Having celebrated an early Teacher Appreciation Week earlier this year, we had a jump start.
Our school chose to honor our teachers during a week in March.
The school committee provided beverages, snacks, and goodies throughout the week to all faculty, staff, and administrators.
On Wednesday of that week, the teachers were treated to a luncheon while their classes were watched by room moms and parent volunteers.
During our Teacher Appreciation Week, we showered my son’s teacher with these tangible acts of gratitude:
Tuesday: Fresh loaf of homemade sourdough bread
Wednesday: Package of our favorite homemade chocolate chip cookies
Thursday: Potted plant with 3 tulips beginning to bud
Friday: Container of our homemade chocolate-covered peanut butter crackers
In addition to these gifts, I wrote her a thank you note, watched her class during lunch and recess at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and I directed the third grade history fair program.
If you have the gift of time, then many teachers would love the extra help. From making copies to organizing a field trip, teachers have much to do and help is usually appreciated.
Other options for teacher gifts include preparing a meal, purchasing a gift card, organizing a group gift, providing an after-school snack, ordering a special book for her or her classroom, bringing supplies for a classroom project, or presenting a personal gift that your child’s teacher collects.
If you are blessed with a wonderful teacher, then please embrace and encourage her. Teachers have a difficult job motivating their students, partnering with parents, and working with their supervisors.
With the official Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, May 6, celebrate the great teachers who are molding and shaping your student this school year. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Question: When is your Teacher Appreciation Week?