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.
TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFTS -
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 http://www.perpetualpreschool.com
TEACHER APPRECIATION QUOTES -
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.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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.
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
Teachers plant seeds of knowledge that grow forever.
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TEACHER APPRECIATION POEMS -
Thoughtful poems are perfect to use in homemade cards. Here are a few links for websites containing teacher appreciation poems: