Teacher Appreciation Ideas for Middle-School Students
Steer your middle-schooler's energy into these great ways to celebrate educators during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) or anytime during the school year!
1. Design a Thank-You Card
Your child can write a note or poem about why she appreciates her teacher. She can design a special card or decorate her poem with pictures that show what her teacher has taught her.
2. Create a Teacher Recipe
1 Cup of Patience
1 Tablespoon of Fun
A Pinch of Courage
Stir in a love for (science, music, literature) and Voilà, Ms. or Mr. Teacher!
Look at real recipes in cookbooks with your child to help him with the format for writing a recipe. Once his teacher recipe is complete, your child can present it tied to a bag of homemade cookies or muffins.
3. Plan a School Assembly
For a real show-stopping tribute, your children can work with parents (and the PTA), school staff, and fellow students to plan a show to honor teachers. Parents can work with groups of middle-school students to write, direct, and act out skits that portray:
School Without Teachers
It's sure to be an assembly filled with original, funny, and heart-warming scenes.
4. Give a Heartfelt Gift
Buy a thoughtful gift for your teacher on your own, or pitch in with other parents to create a themed gift basket (such as a breakfast-themed or beach-themed basket the teacher will enjoy).
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