Teacher’s Appreciation Week is approaching! As we celebrate all teachers for their dedication to providing excellence for our children’s success, let’s take the time to show them how much we appreciate them. As a teacher myself, I have good and not-so-good days. But I’m always reminded that each seed I plant and water will allow them an opportunity to bloom.
This past year has brought out a different type of teaching. We, as teachers, are teaching during a global pandemic. I can truly say this has been a challenge for teachers, students, and parents. As a country, we all left our traditional learning environment to virtual learning, homeschooling, etc. all overnight. If you are looking for some ideas for teacher gifts here’s a list of a few great items to consider.
Teachers oftentimes will have to spend their own money to fund things in their classroom. Purchasing a small number of supplies could definitely go a long way. From post-it notes to sharpies, teachers are in need of supplies they use on a daily basis.
While the supplies are great, so is a handy dandy teacher tote bag. Teachers will need a cute bag for all their supplies. Spice up this gift by personalizing it with your teacher’s name or their favorite quote.
A Sweet Treat
What teacher doesn’t love a sweet treat? I’m not sure of one who doesn’t. Ask ahead of time what’s your teacher’s favorite candies or desserts. Choose a variety of candies or desserts and add a special touch to it by customizing the gift bag or box using a cute teacher quote sticker. Sweets are always good for a nice pick-me-up on a rough day.
Another great way to show appreciation is to make your teacher an appreciation card. Use a blank card and write your teacher a personalized handwritten message. This will allow you to be able to express your feelings to your teacher personally.
A nice bouquet of flowers will surely brighten up a teacher’s day. Whether it’s roses or lilies, fresh flowers are a beautiful way to show gratitude.
A Quench of Thirst
Teachers are using their voices a lot throughout the day. Therefore, they will enjoy something cool and/or warm to drink. Water, coffee, and/or tea are all great ideas.
To go along with that cool or warm drink treat your teacher to a unique cup or mug. These handy cups and mugs will make for special teacher appreciation gifts. These are also something teachers can use on a daily basis. You can also fill that cup or mug with your teacher’s favorite candies.
Favorite Gift Card
Does your teacher love going out to restaurants or coffee shops? If so, give them a gift card to enjoy a nice brunch or cup of coffee.
Teachers love to display student artwork, whether it is drawings or handwritten messages with colorful backgrounds. A cute way to showcase this would be to frame it. These pieces of creative art will be sure to put a smile on your teacher’s face.