Teacher Appreciation Ideas for Parents
You and the teacher are working together to grow a great child. Here's how to show your thanks during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) for a job well done.
1. Say Thanks
Take time to write a personal note to your child's teacher, thanking her for the time and effort she's given throughout the year. These printable thank-you cards for teachers are pretty cute. Short on time? Email this card to your child's teacher.
2. Give a Gift Certificate
Teachers often spend their own money to buy classroom supplies and special teaching items. Send flowers or a plant to the teacher's lounge in your school to celebrate all teachers.
Help out in the school or classroom during the week. Chaperone for the next field trip. Your involvement not only helps the teachers, but it benefits your children and you, as well. That's a three-for-one deal! Don't forget to "volunteer" at home and reinforce what's being taught in the classroom. Let teachers know you want to be involved!
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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