It's a great time to show your appreciation for teachers, whether they are your neighbor who looks after your kids while you go to the toilet or your best friend who listens to you when you need. To stay sane and get through the day, you need support. So don't forget thanking them.
Perhaps you can take this chance to relax. Inform your students that it will be a few more days before you grade their assignments. They'll live and the world will continue to turn. You might even teach them patience.
What the Community Can Do.
Teachers appreciation Day is a great opportunity for community members to thank them. Here are some simple ideas.
What Parents and Students Can Do
Parents and students can also work together with the administration to provide gifts or activities for teachers.
It is the best thing that you can do to show your appreciation for teachers. You don't need to spend a lot of time saying "thank you"; it could be as simple as taking a few minutes to express your gratitude to a teacher. You can get creative with your Teacher Appreciation Day gifts.
Guide to Teacher Appreciation Day Gifts
Most teachers don't care about the gift. Teachers can be very grateful and are happy to be appreciated. Keep reading for gift ideas.
Thank you Notes
This gift is important and should not be underestimated. Many teachers have old thank-you letters and cards that they keep on their desks in case of a difficult day. On those difficult days, teachers pull out the letters to remind themselves why they chose teaching.
Even if your school is closed, find the teacher who made a lasting impression on you and tell them. They won't forget you and will really appreciate your kindness.
Social Media Post
This is a great way to show your appreciation for teachers, regardless of whether you are connected to them on social media. You can either share a story or ask others to start a thread about a teacher who has made a significant impact on your life.
It can take many forms but it will be greatly appreciated. You can find out the preferred caffeine choice for teachers: tea, coffee or soda. You could gift the teacher a gift card or some k-cups. Or a 6-pack of soda. Surprise the teacher by surprising them with a cup of hot coffee in the morning.
Everyone I know has some candy or snacks in their classroom. This is a must-have in every classroom, especially when things don't go according to plan or the teacher needs something quick. It's a great idea to have prepackaged snacks available for teachers who need a quick pick-me-up.
A thoughtful gift card or gift certificate is a wonderful way to give a teacher something meaningful. You can pick a place that the teacher enjoys or where he/she can purchase teaching supplies. Many teachers spend their own money to decorate their classrooms. You can't go wrong, no matter if you pick somewhere practical or somewhere that will allow your teacher to indulge in some pampering.
This one is tricky as you need to be familiar with the teacher's style. You don't want to buy or make the teacher something they don’t like. This will only frustrate them. A nice decoration can make the classroom feel more welcoming and comforting if you are good friends with the teacher.
Cleaning Products and Air Fresheners
This gift is unique, but it's a great present for teachers. Teachers depend on disinfectant wipes to make dirt free their classrooms. You might become aware of that the teacher has an air freshener in addition to wax melter. They would love to have fresh scents. You can even offer to help clean up after school.
Classroom Supplies included
Take a look in the region of the room to observe what the teacher possibly will need. Is it running out of dry erase markers? Are students forced to use the restroom to clean their noses because they don't have tissues? They could use some new, updated books to enhance their classroom library. Teachers find these gifts so useful because they can get them something they need to make their lives easier and reduce their stress. This shows that you care about them and have taken the time to get them what they need.
This is a great idea for elementary school teachers. However, parents can help out by helping teachers. You can volunteer to read a story in class to help the teacher catch up on grading or to help with the next class party. Ask the teacher for their opinion on what would be most helpful. If they are too polite or don't tell you anything, don't believe them! Teachers have too many things to do and not enough hours to do them all.
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The bottom line
Teachers put their heart, spirit as well as wallet into their job. But it doesn't need to be expensive or time-consuming to show appreciation. There are so many creative ways to have fun and show appreciation for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Day. You don't need to make it elaborate or extravagant to show your appreciation.