Sunday, May 2, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week begins tomorrow. Our Parent-Teacher Organization has provided a suggested list of ways to honor the teachers. The proposed special activities include:

Monday - Personalized Note
Tuesday - Fruit
Wednesday - Flower
Thursday - Beverage and Wear the teacher's favorite color
Friday - Sweet treat

Does your school celebrate teacher appreciation week? If so, how do you plan to thank the teachers? My daughter painted this picture for her teacher.

I decided to check out a few mommy blogs to see what kind of things other kids are bringing for their teacher, and I'm amazed at all the creative ideas. Here are some of the more interesting ones:

An A&W Rootbeer Present that says, "My teacher is AW-esome!" at Handbags by Jen

Teacher Appreciation Mad Libs printables at The DreamBox Blog

Appreciation 7 days a week box at Skip to My Lou (tons of other ideas on this site)

Crayon Initial Letterbox at Testosterone Times Three

A Name Poem Plaque and Movie Night Gift Basket at Secrets of a Super Mommy

Smores Gift Pack that says “We Need S’More Teachers Like You!” at Roots & Wings Co.

Teacher's Survival Kit idea (scroll down to see) at

While searching on the internet, I also found a few quotes I really like. Thought I'd share:

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
John Steinbeck

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Brad Henry

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
Author Unknown

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark Van Doren

And the last one ---I'm thinking of making up a little present containing blowing bubbles using the following quote:
No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.
William Osler


It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

Teachers plant seeds of knowledge that grow forever.

2 Teach Is
+ 2 Touch Lives
4 Ever

Thoughtful poems are perfect to use in homemade cards. Here are a few links for websites containing teacher appreciation poems:


Unknown said...

Thanking a teacher is more important than ever. Our children depend on our educators for their future.

Teaching Heart Mom said...

Thanks for the links. Check out Teaching Heart Mom. I have posted about five ideas with 2 more to come.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Today is our "flower day" for teacher appreciation week. Mighty Mite is bringing a red rose, Worm Burner got an african violet plant and my oldest, Dark Omen, is bringing a bunch of baby's breath. I made sure to remind him to tell his teacher that is his favorite flower. Why? he asks. Because it's an unusual choice. He just shrugs. :)

BTW, I left an award for you today.

The1stdaughter said...

Such a good idea! I'm do you go about finding new "mommy blogs"? I know there are a ton out there and I'm not always interested in seeking out one's that "sell" a bunch of ad related items. Will you email me if you have any extra ideas? Thanks so much!
the1stdaughter at gmail dot com