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Yesterday was National Teacher Appreciation Day, but the celebration continues all week. This year, National Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 2-6. Teacher Appreciation Week offers principals, parents, and students a special opportunity to recognize teachers for all the amazing work they do in educating and keeping our students safe and sound year round. Although teacher appreciation doesn’t have to be limited to one day or one week, Teacher Appreciation Week serves as a great reminder of teachers’ ongoing efforts. Here’s a list of fun and thoughtful ways you can celebrate teachers this week, or any week!

  • Download our Teacher Appreciation Certificate to recognize a teacher for their outstanding work.
  • Join the National Education Association and the National PTA in saying “Thank You” by participating in the #ThankATeacher campaign. Snap a picture of a teacher you you’d like to recognize with the hashtag #ThankATeacher and explain why you appreciate them. Click here to learn more.
  • Give teachers a break–a lunch break!  Consider packing or ordering a special lunch for your child’s teacher.  You’re guaranteed a smile!
  • Offer to volunteer.  Teachers can always use another pair of hands in the classroom or in gathering or preparing materials.
  • Donate to the classroom. Classroom donations in the form of gift cards are wonderful gifts as teachers often use their own money to pay for classroom supplies and materials. Staples and Target gift cards are a popular favorite.
  • Write a personalized note or card highlighting why you appreciate them.
  • Send flowers. Nothing says thank you like a burst of spring blooms from your own garden or local market.

Let us know how you are celebrating teachers this week. To add to our list of ideas, share them with our audience on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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