Every year, we like to celebrate the individuals who help shape our planet’s future: Teachers.
Teacher Appreciation is a time for us to #ThankATeacher and reflect on how teachers positively impact students.
No matter how simple or extravagant you want to be, Home Worth will have a gift idea that will work for the teachers in your life.
The first way to celebrate your teachers is through gifts. Ideal gifts should be different for every teacher. Gadgets, chocolates, jewelry, and stationery are all good basic gift ideas for teachers, but students and parents can personalize them to make these gifts more meaningful.
Our newsletter this week was packed full of gift ideas for teachers, so start by checking it out! Email us if you’d like a copy.
In the spirit of handmade tokens of thanks, the second way you can thank teachers is with a letter.
Younger students can create colorful cards and older students can type up honest letters of appreciation to their teachers. Make sure to highlight a specific instance when your teacher really helped you through a problem or helped you learn a difficult concept.
Remember, some of the most important lessons teachers pass down to students aren’t academic lessons but life lessons. Don’t be afraid to really let your teachers know just how much they’ve positively impacted your life.
Being a teacher is a difficult job. In most professions, you have to make one group happy. When you’re a teacher, you have to cater to three important groups: Students, administrators, and parents.
On top of teaching, grading and keeping students entertained, teachers also have to keep students informed, calm their fears, and address their concerns. Parents sharing their gratitude for a teacher’s never-ending efforts is a great way to celebrate, so if your child is writing a letter for their teacher, be sure to write one of your own.
Class “Thank You” Book
One of the most touching gifts students can present their teachers is a class “Thank You” book. Handmade books will put a smile on your teacher’s face. This gift is the perfect place to have each student thank their teacher for teaching them something throughout the year.
Almost all teachers in public schools use their own money to purchase supplies for their classrooms. A lot of the materials students use throughout the year like paper, crayons and markers are supplied by none other than their teachers.
A great way to thank teachers not only for their instructional contributions but for their monetary contributions as well is to gift them with supplies they’ll need for the rest of the year or even for the next year. Thinking about what your teachers need and gifting those items is thoughtful and shows you really care about their contributions.
Contact the School Administration
One last way you can celebrate the teachers in your life, whether they are your teachers or your children’s teachers, is to contact the school administration.
We know teaching is not an easy job, so when a teacher goes above and beyond, write to your school administration to share your praise of them. Try nominating your teachers for an award in your area or send a letter or post to a community group.