Teachers. They are more than just teaching our kids these days. They are second parents to our children. They are nose wipers, hand holders, and soul lifters. Teachers mean the world to many children and their families. It seems appropriate that we should give them a full week to celebrate the talents they were given and provide to the future.
But what can we do for them?
If you are in a brick and mortar building, check with the parent/teacher organization to see if there are plans to celebrate teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Many groups will have something special each day of the week – wear jeans to work day, smoothies for the staff, a potluck lunch provided by parents. If a parent/teacher organization is not part of your school, OR you want to do something extra, here are some other ideas:
- bring them lunch one day or provide dinner for them so they don’t have to cook for their family,
- surprise them with a flower or balloons,
- purchase a gift card (coffee shops are always a hit!),
- make a homemade gift: sugar scrubs, sweet treats, draw a picture, etc,
- bring them an apple – the classic teacher gift!
Last but not least, a thoughtful message or letter is always a beautiful way of showing your appreciation. And teachers usually hold on to these types of gifts for years.
How will you be celebrating your teachers this year? Let us know over on our Facebook page!