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Teacher Appreciation Week is just a few days away, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to show teachers how much we appreciate them!
Last year, when we celebrated this week during the quarantine, it mattered more than ever to show our gratitude for all their hard work!
Since we couldn’t give my son’s teacher any gifts in person last year, I tried to find some easy ways to show our appreciation from home.
So I came up with a “schedule” to send her a little surprise every day!
Our schedule of simple and meaningful teacher appreciation ideas
If you are looking for some nice teacher appreciation ideas to try this year, I hope that our schedule will inspire you!
Monday: A homemade card
I created a nice printable card for us to use. To make it easier for my son, I added some dotted lines for him to use when writing the card.
I plan to take pictures of the two pages of the card and send them to the teacher in a message.
⭐ If you want to download the printable card, you can find it here.
Tuesday: A video message
I plan to record a special video message with my son thanking his teacher for everything she does for all the kids in her classroom.
I would love to record him reading the book “Because I Had a Teacher” for her because it has such a wonderful message, so I hope my son will want to do this.
He is still learning to read, so I know that his teacher would really appreciate a video of him reading.
If you are looking for a wonderful book to offer as a gift to a teacher, this book is a perfect choice!
Wednesday: A craft for the teacher
We made an easy and cute craft for my son’s teacher today, and I love how it turned out!
The idea is super simple! If you want to try this, here is how to create it using the printable at the end of this post:
- Cut out the circle and the colored strips.
- Invite your child to come up with nice things about their teacher and write them on the strips of paper. Leave some space on the side to be able to glue the strips in the next step.
- Print the page with the light yellow circle and start gluing the strips all around the circle.
- After all the strips are glued, add the circle on top and glue it. That’s all!
I plan to take a picture of the craft and send it to my son’s teacher on Wednesday.
Thursday: A special drawing
I created a template for a “Me and my teacher” drawing because my son told me he wants to draw a picture of him with his teacher.
I want to invite him to add a description under the drawing as well and send a picture of it to the teacher.
Friday: A letter / email of appreciation
On Friday, it will be my turn to show my appreciation for my son’s teacher!
I plan to send her a heartfelt email to let her know how much I appreciate everything she does.
Last year I wrote a letter to my son’s Pre-K teacher, and she was very glad to read it, so I hope my email will bring joy as well!
This is our list of teacher appreciation ideas! If you want to try them as well, you can download the printable set below.
Download the printable set of Teacher Appreciation Ideas
The set includes the card templates, the template for the “Me and my teacher” drawing, and the template for our craft idea.
More ideas to try with your kids:
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