Teacher Appreciation Ideas While Social Distancing

Teacher Appreciation Ideas While Social Distancing

| May 04, 2020
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The week of May 4th - 8th is Teacher Appreciation Week, which usually marks a special time to recognize and thank our teachers for all that they do. Teachers are missing their students and their classrooms and now more than ever it’s important to recognize and give thanks for their continued efforts to teach from a distance. So what can you do to make this week special for a teacher? Check out this list of ideas:

  1. Make a yard sign “An Awesome Teacher Lives Here!” and surprise them with a sign at home. Of course, you’d have to know you teacher’s address and if this is something they’d enjoy. Use your judgment on this one.
  2. Ask your child to make a card or write a letter to their teacher and mail it. You can include what your child enjoyed the most about the teacher or class, what they learned, or what they will take away from the year.
  3. Send a gift card to a local small business. Even if they can’t use it right now it will be something to look forward to!
  4. Have flowers delivered with a thoughtful note. Something like, “Roses are Red, Violets are blue, (students name) is sure missing you! Hope this brightens your day! Thank you for all that you do for (student’s name).
  5. Record a special video message to a teacher and email it to them. Many teachers have been communicating with students via email, or search the school’s directory to find it. Another option would be to post the video to the teacher’s Facebook page. We bet your teacher will love seeing your child’s smiling face!
  6. Help your child choose and make a keepsake you can drop off or mail. Lots of DIY craft ideas available. Do you hear that? Yes, it’s Pinterest calling you.
  7. Have your child draw a picture or write a special message with chalk on the sidewalk outside their home. A great activity for your child, weather permitting!
  8. Coordinate a classroom slideshow and send to the teacher. If you have contact information for other parents ask them to participate by taking a picture of their student holding a message or picture. Or, coordinate one message and each student shows the next word in the message.
  9. Order books or other classroom supplies and have them delivered to the teacher or school. Teachers always appreciate additional resources and supplies. Some new things will give your teacher something to look forward to when he/she heads back to the classroom. Who knows, maybe the book you order will become the next recorded read aloud by your teacher!
  10. Order a personalized item such as post it notes… “From the Desk of Mrs. Awesome”!  

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