Through personal experience I’ve come up with the top ten Teacher Appreciation Week gifts, which falls on May 6–10, 2013. Beyond educating our children, teachers assist students to become responsible, motivated, and independent and to reach their full potential. They deserve gifts of gratitude.
My Top Ten Teacher Appreciation Gifts
- Gift Cards – Store cards or Visa cards work well. Donors Choose provides educators an account specifying your classroom needs.
- Gift Baskets – Make one with, inspirational books, tea or coffee, note pads, candles, etc. Use a storage box or plastic container that can be reused.
- Aprons – Did you know that a teacher’s job is often messy? Crafts and science projects can cause stains.
- Copy Paper and Printer Ink – Many school districts limit the amount of printing that teachers can do. They may be forced to use their home printer. Help them save money.
- Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, etc. – Remember the list that you get at the start of the school year? Some parents can’t afford to buy these needed classroom items.
- Books for the Class Library – Libraries need to be kept up to date. When you buy books, add a sticker with your child’s name.
- Snack Items – Teachers often work through lunch hour, get hungry and may resort to the vending machine. Give a gift of healthy, nonperishable snacks, such as granola bars, nuts, dried fruit, etc.
- Thank You Cards – Either you or your child can write a note that comes from the heart. Though inexpensive, these are cherished.
- Movie Night – Give the gift of relaxation and entertainment with a movie rental card, boxes of popcorn and movie candy.
- Volunteering – The gift of time in your child’s teacher’s classroom is one of the best things you can give.
What Teacher Appreciation gift do you suggest or have bought?
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