How great do teachers have it? Not only do they get Summers off while getting paid an awesome salary that others have to work a full 12 months for, they also get an entire week dedicated to them simply for doing the job they’re supposed to be doing anyway. That’s right, an entire week long celebration, and it happens every year during the first week of May. How many other professions can say the same? Not many, that’s for sure. Keep reading below to discover a few creative but simple to do teacher appreciation ideas that are guaranteed to get your child on his or her teacher’s good side.
Idea Number One – Sometimes Simple Is The Best
One way to show your appreciation for a teacher’s efforts that may have the most impact is one of the simplest. It’s called a thank you note. A personalized thank you note that includes references to specific things your child’s teacher has done to help your child shows you’re really paying attention to what his teacher is doing, and that’s one thing teachers want more than anything: A simple acknowledgment that you know she is putting in an effort to help your kid. Anyone can buy a card, but going the extra mile by putting in a little more effort truly shows you appreciate the job she is doing.
Idea Number Two – Baking Is Where It’s At
If writing isn’t your thing, but you still want to show the teacher that you’re willing to put in an effort, baking something for her is a really nice way to do it. It shows you’re not just going through the motions simply because it is Teacher Appreciation Week. The good thing about baking is the potential ideas are nearly limitless.
To really make the item stand out, consider packaging it in a personalized container. Get your child to participate by contributing some design ideas of her own. For inspiration, check out Pinterest. Hundreds of ideas have been shared there, so if you can’t come up with any baking ideas of your own, it’s likely you can find something there to spark your creative side.
Idea Number Three – The Old Stand By
If you find yourself pressed for time, short of cash, or frankly, just not in the mood to put a whole lot of effort into showing your appreciation, you can always do what thousands of students have done since there were teachers to appreciate. You can give him or her a shiny, red apple.
In all seriousness, teachers have a pretty difficult job, and most of them try their best to make sure their students get the kind of quality education they are entitled to. Because of this, I guess it’s okay to have a week celebrating their contribution to the education system. Choosing one of the teacher appreciation ideas listed above won’t really guarantee your child gets an A, but it is almost guaranteed to put a smile on his teachers face. Making someone happy is worth more than an A anyway, isn’t it?