This year my girl’s school is doing Teacher Appreciation one day a month instead of one week in May. As a former teacher I absolutely love this idea! It is great being appreciated but teachers need items throughout the school year and not just at the end. I get to think of teacher appreciation ideas throughout the entire school year instead of once a month (especially since I am Room Mom for Kindergarten).
In Kindergarten there is a teacher and a paraprofessional. I value each of them. The class run smoothly because they each make tremendous contributions to ensure daily success. In my eyes teacher appreciation is as much for the parapro as the teacher! For our “Personal Gift” this month we brought the teachers lunch of their choice delivered to school and I sent in a $10 Target gift card with a small bag of Sour Patch Kids attached to a Thank You note from the class (made with PicMonkey). On the note I wrote “Thank you for teaching our kids every day…..when they are sweet AND when they are sour.” Let’s face it…..if our kids have ups and downs with us, they will surely have a few ups and downs at school too! Sour Patch Kids were the perfect little treat for this appreciation gift.
In case you are curious, below is the schedule we are following for Teacher Appreciation Days.
Sept. 25 –Personal “gift”/item for teacher. Room mom can refer to the Teacher Survey for ideas.
Oct. 30 – “big” item of need. Ask your teacher if there is anything he/she is in need of for the class. Ideas include: shelves, laminator, board
Nov. 20 – healthy/hygiene theme. Examples: wipes, tissues
Jan. 29 – restock needed school supplies
Feb. 26 – Keurig supplies (coffee, tea – whatever is the teacher’s preference)
Mar. 26 – school supplies
Apr. 30 – books (ask teacher for suggestion list)
If you want a copy of the Thank You that I made you can copy it below and paste it into a word document (or add more to it in PicMonkey).
If you have a little one who will be graduating preschool or kindergarten the Graduation Cap Tutorial is a must read!