Did you know that teachers have their own week every year? It’s true. Teacher appreciation week falls once per week and runs for a full week where schools all over host various celebrations to say thank you to a teacher!
Teachers are often looked at as one of the most important pieces to a successful education, rewarding them with gifts is a great way to show your appreciation. While gifts are an excellent way to show that special teacher that they matter, there are plenty of ways to show appreciation to your teachers all year round.
How to Show my Teacher Appreciation All Year Round
Get to know your teacher
Ask questions and try to get to know more about your teacher outside of the classroom setting. Teachers spend a lot of time preparing for class, don’t be afraid to ask them what they do in their spare time and about their interests.
Help out with school functions
It is common for teachers to be roped into various school functions such as hosting a bake sale, leading the Fall dance decorating committee, or running the Spring musical. Don’t hesitate to offer your assistance and ask them what you can do to help out!
Bring in baked goods
Instead of spending money at the store on a gift for your teacher this year consider bringing in a homemade baked good as a small token of your appreciation.
Let them know they’re valued
If you see your teacher during their planning hour (typically after school) don’t be afraid to stop by and let them know how much you appreciate everything they do. A simple note or a compliment goes a long way!
Teachers spend a lot of time and energy on their students and it is important that students and parents remember to show gratitude for everything they do. If you can’t think of what to get your teacher this year consider some of these simple ideas:
Teachers usually spend their own money on supplies for the classroom so instead of buying them a gift card to their favorite restaurant or store, look for teacher appreciation week sales around the city and buy some supplies they need to use in class.
Teachers spend a lot of time outside of school grading papers and preparing for class. Instead of a gift card to a restaurant or store buy your teacher a spa package or other service that they can take advantage of during the week to relax and unwind from everything going on in school.
Some other great gift ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week include gift cards to a movie theater, tickets to a show, or a basket filled with goodies like candy, flowers, and a book.
If your child is looking for an inexpensive gift for Teacher Appreciation Week consider handing them some small bills and letting them choose something they would like to get their teacher while you are out shopping around town.
If you are looking for a more personalized gift consider something handmade like a plaque with a heartfelt message or an ornament with the teacher’s favorite hobby or interest written on it.
Consider a unique sign that your teacher can place on their desk, such as one of our leader engraved teacher signs. We have more teacher appreciation laser engraved wood signs coming to the shop in the upcoming weeks, so do subscribe to our newsletter for the latest product promos, discounts, and product announcements.
What can parents do for Teacher Appreciation Week?
Parents can donate school supplies to their child’s teacher or help out with events that require extra hands.
Parents can also help out by volunteering at their child’s school during teacher appreciation week. It is helpful to have extra hands during bake sales or other events and it does not require a lot of time.
Other than showing your teachers and students your appreciation this Teacher Appreciation Week consider sending thank you notes to all of your children’s teachers after the week is over. Even if you did not get a chance to do anything else consider taking the time to write them all personalized notes just for this occasion.
Teacher Appreciation Week runs from May 2nd – 6th this year! Be sure to peek at all of the various teacher appreciation gifts available right now before shipping times start getting longer than they’re already at.