top of page
Banner.jpg

Teacher Appreciation Week: 20 Ideas for Showing Gratitude to Our Educators


FUN WITH KIDS IN LA

As the saying goes, “Teachers are the backbone of our society”, and Teacher Appreciation Week is a time to celebrate and show gratitude to the individuals who shape our future generations. This special week, which typically falls in the first full week of May, is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the hard work and dedication of teachers everywhere.

Teaching is a demanding and challenging profession, and teachers often go above and beyond to support their students. They spend countless hours grading papers, creating lesson plans, and providing one-on-one support to their students. In addition to their academic responsibilities, many teachers also serve as mentors, coaches, and role models, helping students navigate the ups and downs of growing up.

Teacher Appreciation Week: 20 Ideas for Showing Gratitude to Our Educators

When is Teacher Appreciation Week?


Teacher Appreciation Week is an annual event that takes place in May. This year, teacher appreciation week is between May 8 - May 12, 2023. The event is held to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers across the country. During this week, students, parents, and school communities often show appreciation by giving gifts, making special displays, and expressing gratitude to teachers.


When is Teacher Appreciation Day?


Teacher Appreciation Day, on the other hand, is a specific day. Teacher Appreciation Day falls on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.


20 Creative Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

There are many ways to show appreciation to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Write a note of thanks: A simple thank you note can go a long way in showing a teacher how much you appreciate their hard work. Take the time to reflect on how your teacher has impacted your life and write down your thoughts. This can be a meaningful and personal way to show your gratitude.


2. Volunteer in the classroom: Offer to help out in the classroom, whether it be organizing materials, preparing a lesson, or simply lending a helping hand. Teachers will appreciate the extra support, and it can also give you a chance to see the hard work that goes into teaching.


3. Create a special art project or card for the teacher: This is a simple and personal way to show appreciation for the teacher's hard work and dedication. Students can use their creativity to make unique and special projects or cards, which the teacher can display in their classroom or office.


4. Make a donation to the school or teacher's favorite charity in their name: This is a thoughtful way to show appreciation for the teacher and give back to the community. You can find out the teacher's favorite charity and make a donation in their name, or choose a charity that aligns with the teacher's values and interests.


5. Organize a school-wide "appreciation day" where students and staff can share their gratitude for the teacher: This is a great way to bring the entire school community together to celebrate the teacher's impact and achievements. During the appreciation day, students and staff can share stories, make presentations, and participate in special activities and events.


6. Offer to help with a task or project that the teacher may need assistance with: This is a practical way to show appreciation and support the teacher. You can offer to assist with a task or project that the teacher may need help with, such as grading papers, organizing materials, or preparing for a class presentation.


7. Give the teacher a book that inspires or motivates them: This is a thoughtful and meaningful way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can choose a book that aligns with the teacher's interests or that provides inspiration or motivation for their work.


8. Offer to write a recommendation or reference for the teacher: This is a valuable way to support the teacher's career and help them reach their professional goals. You can write a letter of recommendation or reference that highlights the teacher's skills, achievements, and impact on students and the school community.


9. Organize a surprise after-school party or gathering in the teacher's honor: This is a fun and festive way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can organize a surprise after-school party or gathering, complete with food, games, and activities, to celebrate the teacher and their impact on the school community.


10. Present the teacher with a certificate of appreciation or a special award: This is a formal and meaningful way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can present the teacher with a certificate of appreciation or a special award, such as a trophy or plaque, that recognizes their hard work and achievements.


Teacher Appreciation Week: 20 Ideas for Showing Gratitude to Our Educators

 
 

11. Offer to write a testimonial or review of the teacher on the school or district website: This is a public and impactful way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can write a testimonial or review that highlights the teacher's skills, achievements, and impact on students and the school community, and publish it on the school or district website.


12. Give the teacher a gift card or a bouquet of flowers: This is a simple and classic way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can give the teacher a gift card to a favorite store or restaurant, or a bouquet of fresh flowers to brighten up their classroom or office.


13. Help clean and organize the teacher's classroom or office: This is a practical and helpful way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can offer to help clean and organize the teacher's classroom or office, which can make their work environment more pleasant and efficient.


14. Give the teacher a personalized, engraved pen or keychain: This is a small but personal way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can present the teacher with a personalized, engraved pen or keychain, which they can use every day and serve as a reminder of their impact on the students and school community.

15. Create a slideshow or video tribute to the teacher, highlighting their impact on the students and school community: This is a creative and emotional way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can create a slideshow or video tribute that highlights the teacher's impact on the students and school community, and present it during a school assembly or special event.


16. Start a school-wide initiative or program in the teacher's honor, such as a mentorship program or a scholarship fund: This is a lasting and meaningful way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can start a school-wide initiative or program in the teacher's honor, such as a mentorship program or a scholarship fund, which will have a positive impact on future generations of students and help preserve the teacher's legacy.


 
 

17. Organize a teacher appreciation week: This is a great way to celebrate teachers for an entire week. You can plan different activities and events to show appreciation each day, such as writing thank-you notes, giving treats, and holding a school-wide assembly.


18. Give the teacher a personalized picture frame or a photo album: This is a sentimental and personal way to show appreciation for the teacher. You can give the teacher a personalized picture frame or a photo album, which they can display in their classroom or office and keep as a cherished memory.


19. Write a letter to the principal or district, highlighting the teacher's impact and achievements: This is a way to publicly acknowledge and recognize the teacher's hard work and dedication. You can write a letter to the principal or district, highlighting the teacher's impact and achievements, and request that they be recognized for their efforts.


20. Collaborate with other students to create a memorial or tribute wall in the teacher's honor: This is a way to create a lasting tribute to the teacher and their impact on the school community. You can collaborate with other students to create a memorial or tribute wall in the teacher's honor, which can include photos, quotes, and other special memories and moments.


#THANKATEACHER ON SOCIAL MEDIA

This Teacher Appreciation Week, make sure each and every educator knows just how appreciated they are. Celebrate the educators in your life by sharing a message on social media, tagging @NEAToday, and using the hashtags #WeHearYou and #ThankATeacher.


 
 

Remember, Teacher Appreciation Week is a time to celebrate and show gratitude to the individuals who have dedicated their lives to shaping the future. No matter how you choose to show your appreciation, the most important thing is that you take the time to recognize and thank the teachers who have made a difference in your life.


SING UP FOR FUN NEWSLETTERS - FUN WITH KIDS IN LA

 
 

Teacher Appreciation Week: 20 Ideas for Showing Gratitude to Our Educators

 

Angela M. Cantoni - Editor and Founder of FUN WITH KIDS IN LA

FUN WITH KIDS IN LA

댓글


bottom of page