I know I just posted last week about Ways To Celebrate National Kindergarten Day With Your Littles, but the final push for our school year is coming soon. National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May. This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 in United States of America will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017 and ends on Friday, May 12, 2017.
The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”.
Strangely our school is celebrating it from May 1st to May 5th. I’m going to assume this is because the last day of school is May 26th which means a lot of end of the school things happening in mid-may.
Either way, a lot of schools choose to do themes for these special weeks of celebration. Our school is doing the following:
Monday: Making Memories Monday
One of our PTO leaders made an apple shaped form that the kids could fill out to share a memory they had of their school year. Another great way is just to say thank you:
Tuesday: Terrific Treats Tuesday
What’s better than giving your teacher their favorite treat? It might take a little digging, but I’m sure someone at school might know what your child’s teacher is nibbling on!
Wednesday: Wear It Wednesday
Our school suggested for the kids to wear their teacher’s favorite color on Wednesday. Another idea (that I actually used for a Christmas present for my favorite teachers was:
Another great idea that could be used for this or for Dr. Suess Week is:
Thursday: Thirsty Thursday
Our suggestion sheet says that one option would be to buy a $5 gift card to a coffee shop, but I added that another good way to celebrate was to tell your teacher Cheers to Being A Good Teacher. The number one reason is that I feel like some people might feel pressured to buy something when they can’t afford it.
A friend of mine told me that my daughter’s teacher’s favorite drink is wine. Not a big shocker considering all things, but it brought up a great debate whether or not to bring alcohol as a gift for a teacher. Most people will assume that this type of gift is from a parent or guardian, but I’ve added a pin below on how to hide an alcohol bottle to bring as a gift as well as other great ideas.
Friday: Flower Friday
This would be a great day for a child to draw a picture of a flower with a thank you note attached to it or maybe even buy a rose or carnation. Another great idea popped up on Pinterest:
Want to find more great Teacher Appreciation Ideas? Check out my Pinterest Board:
How are you celebrating this year?