I’m usually so prepared for Teacher Appreciation Week. I know how much that meant to me back when I was a teacher.
Because I love gifts. Even the smallest gesture meant a lot.
But, with Easter being so late and us being out of town, I got totally thrown off schedule.
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, with TODAY being Teacher Appreciation Day.
Did you forget, too?
If you need an easy gift, I’ll give you a few ideas.
Send the teacher a note or email, saying that you would like to bring her lunch on Friday: give her two or three different suggestions as to where you could bring lunch from and ask if she has any requests. This works because it’s a sweet gesture, but you have a few days to actually do it! And really, bringing in a lunch that the teacher didn’t have to make or buy from the cafeteria really is a gift!
Gift Cards! The real beauty of these is that you can most likely send one to your child’s teacher’s email! Like you had it planned all along, but wanted her to get it on Teacher Appreciation Day. But, no need to even go to the store to buy one!
A thank you note goes a long way: your child’s teacher spent a LOT of hours with your child this past year. Whether they were your favorite or not, they still put a lot of time into helping your child.
Creatively disguise some candy from your child’s Easter basket as a sweet treat for the teacher. Okay, maybe not: there are nasty kid germs on all my boys’ candy. And if I gave it away, I couldn’t eat it.
Lunch, a gift card, a thank you note: those are my suggestions for those of you who, like me, let Teacher Appreciation Day sneak up on you!
What are you doing for your child’s teachers this year?
See the Movie Baskets I made for Teacher Appreciation Day last year, when I wasn’t a slacker.