Teachers sacrifice much of their time and energy for the good of their students. That’s why Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) is so important. It’s an opportunity for us to show them how much we appreciate all that they do.
Ever since our country (and the world) has been turned upside down, it’s been difficult for everyone to work from home–especially teachers.
Teachers are calling students, creating lessons online, having Zoom classroom calls, driving by to see their students, and so much more.
Many teachers have their own families to tend to on top of carrying on the responsibilities of educating their students.
Here is a list of things you can gift your child’s teacher from the convenience of your home:
Free teacher appreciation gifts:
Have your child write a handwritten note and mail it to their teacher.
Have your child write an email (your older children will probably prefer this option).
Take a picture of something your child accomplished that they’ve been struggling with.
Create a video of your child telling their teacher what they appreciate about them and their classroom.
This Because Virtual Teaching glass is the perfect gift for the teacher who is grading, doing Zoom calls (and probably having wine) at home.
And when you purchase this glass from Etsy, you are also supporting a small business owner.
You really can never go wrong with a gift card. And many teachers are parents too, so they love gift cards because it helps them enjoy time with their families! Here are a few places you could purchase one from:
Books for their classroom
Books are expensive ya’ll. And teachers are often on a limited budget, but they want to have the best and biggest library for their classrooms.
Need some help picking out books?? I got you! Check out my Amazon list of diverse books any teacher would love to have in their classroom.
One of my favorite places to get educator t-shirts from is Jane.com.
For the wellness-minded teacher, they would appreciate some essential oils to keep them healthy and relaxed during the quarantine. The Welcome Home kit from Young Living is the perfect gift!
Or, if you’re looking to give them a gift of oils that comes with hand sanitizer, Thieves spray, a diffuser, and a few other goodies, the Premium Starter Kit may be what you are looking for.
You could even split this gift with other families in the class to keep your costs down.
Want to know more about essential oils? Read more here.
Even though you can’t see your teacher face to face, they will appreciate anything you gift them with. Educators do their job because they love it, but teacher appreciation week is the perfect time to show them how much you care!
Just knowing that their students and parents are thinking of them helps on those down days. Trust me, I know!
When you’re stuck inside, flowers are sure to brighten your day! Farm girl flowers delivers flowers all over the country. They are ethically grown and have a variety of price points to fit your budget.
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I know I’ve said this a zillion times but I’m going to just keep on saying it. Thank you all so much for all of your support. I just can’t get over how many of you are supporting us with your dollars and showing all the people in your lives how much you love them and wish you could be with them. Being cut off from loved ones has been challenging for all of us, so I won’t go into how it’s felt personally too much because it’s pretty much the same as what a lot of you are experiencing I’m sure. But I’m really missing in person connection and I’m so honored that our flowers get to play that part for so many of you. So I’m going to put a couple more orders in myself for people in my life that I wish I could be next to right now, and thank you all who have done the same. It means so much to us! ❤️ Also, thanks for sharing all your great pics, there’s nothing we love more than seeing all the bouquets you’re sending to each other and yourselves and also the ones you’re making at home from the videos that I’ve been posting on the weekends. By the way, another ones coming tomorrow! This beautiful pic was shared by @champagneandmacaroons. Thank you for sharing (and loooove your door mat!). 🥰 #fgflove
*Make sure your teacher doesn’t have allergies before purchasing flowers*
I’m an educator myself, but it’s been difficult to teach my 3rd grader and kindergartner from home. I realize that I don’t have to patience to teach all the subjects and am not privy to all the cute tricks the teachers use to help them understand things better.
Ya’ll, I try so hard to keep my desk clean, but in between meetings and classroom guidance and duty, it’s hard! I know many of my teacher friends feel the same way! The teacher toolkit keeps all the educator essentials in their own place! Many teachers also purchase templates from Etsy to customize their toolkits. As an added bonus, you could also gift your child’s teacher supplies to go in their toolkit (pens, pencils, paperclips, staples, binder clips, etc)
Mini USB Fridge
How cute is this mini-fridge? This is perfect for the teacher who has a small space, but would love to have somewhere to keep their drinks cold.
Google, YouTube and the teacher Facebook groups have been my best friend through the quarantine.
For those of us that may have taken teachers for granted, I’m sure that those sentiments have changed.
Now more than ever, we need to use Teacher Appreciation Week to show just a small token of how much we need our teachers!