Teacher Appreciation Week + Gift Idea

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Below is a twist on our mother's day gifts in case you need teacher appreciation or end of the year ideas for those amazing teachers!

I have to say that I love the way Teacher Appreciation Week has changed over the years.  I was a teacher and I loved the sweet things my students brought me as appreciation.  My favorite gifts I remember getting: Picture of me and the child or class in a frame, heartfelt notes, Great Harvest Gift Basket, Gift Card to Barnes and Noble, Caramel Apple, etc.

This year, I even adapted our mother's day gift basket into a teacher appreciation basket!  It was a hit.  Here's the note we included:

Thank you for being an INCREDIBLE teacher! Heres a little basket to show my appreciation

Starbursts because you have always taught me to shoot for the stars!
because you give me a listening ear anytime an idea pops into my head
Glue Sticks for your ability to stick by your students, no matter what!
Post-it-notes because you don
t postpone teaching us what matters most
Kleenex to symbolize your compassion for your students
for teaching us to all be smarties!
Paperclips because you always keep it all together

Thanks for everything!

In addition to gifts, our school {and I think many others} have moved on to making it a full teacher appreciation week. I used the above basket for the "bring your teacher a supply" day.

Monday - Bring your teacher their favorite fruit
Tuesday - Wear your teacher's favorite color
Wednesday - Bring your teacher their favorite treat
Thursday - Bring your teacher a classroom supply
Friday - Write your teacher a note, draw a picture or make a collage and tell them why you appreciate them

All Week: Please donate a book that you family as already enjoyed to the teacher's classroom.  Inscribe the inside cover with your name and year.  Please do not purchase a new book, pass on your love of reading with a recycled book!

Other Ideas: Celebrate your teacher's favorite team, bring your teacher's favorite drink, bring a flower {made, homegrown or store-bought}

Another cute idea I saw was an
Around the World Theme...
Monday- they'll receive a passport visa and pencils
Tuesday- they'll get a fortune cookie and chopsticks
Wednesday -  French pastries for breakfast
Thursday- Ireland with gold coin candy in little pots
Friday - Caterer sets up a taco/burrito bar.
Add some flair by decorating the school in countries flags.

We are almost to the end of the school year.  Time for some summer boredom busters coming up!


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