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5 Ways to Observe Teacher Appreciation Week 

April 3, 2023

Teaching the future leaders of our world is possibly the most important job in the world! And our teachers are superheroes in disguise. The past few years have been a rollercoaster ride for them, from shifting to virtual learning then transitioning back to normal in-person learning. These rock stars accepted the challenge and gave our kids the opportunity to continue growing and learning. 

With Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) approaching, now is the time to plan how you are going to express your thanks to the teachers in your children’s lives. 

5 Ways to Observe Teacher Appreciation Week 

  1. Write a personal thank you card

Writing a personal letter from your family and your child to their teacher is a heartfelt way to express your gratitude for all of their hard work to ensure your child is receiving the best possible education. Having your child deliver the letters to their teacher in-person also teaches them the value of kind gestures! 

  1. Buy them some self-care gifts 

The demands of work as teachers is incredibly high, which makes their self-care time just as (if not more) important! Creating a small gift basket with things, such as lotion, bath bombs, gift cards and chocolate, is an easy and inexpensive way to show your appreciation for your children’s educators. 

  1. Buy supplies for their classroom

An survey found that, in 2021, 30 percent of teachers spent $1,000 of their own money on classroom supplies. Surprising your child’s teacher with buying some classroom supplies is a great way to give back to the individuals that have such a lasting impact on the future of our youth!

  1. Bring your teacher’s favorite treat to the classroom 

Who can say no to a special treat? Delivering your teacher’s favorite snack to their classroom is a simple but meaningful way to demonstrate your admiration for all the hard work teachers do!

  1. Record a thank you video from the class 

Gifting the teacher in your kid’s life with a special video that has messages of gratitude from all of their students is a fun (and free) way to show your appreciation for teachers during this special week. Simply asking the parents to send you clips of their kids saying thank you to their teacher, or even sharing a favorite memory, is a heartfelt act of kindness that is perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to show appreciation toward the teachers who are helping to inspire the next generation of curious minds. What other ideas do you have to express appreciation? Share them with us on Facebook and Instagram

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