Whether it’s teacher appreciation week, the end of the semester, or there’s an upcoming retirement – it’s often a challenge thinking of a unique and meaningful way to thank a special teacher.
But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with some great, tried and true, ideas.
1) Kudoboard Group eCard
We of course recommend Kudoboard (no surprise, right?), an online replacement for the card that’s passed around and signed.
Whether you’re on the PTA and want to pass it around to fellow parents, or you’re a college student passing it around to your classmates – a Kudoboard is the perfect way to gather a large group to show some teacher appreciation.
Just take a look at a few Kudoboards that folks have made for teachers to get a sense for how special they can be:
2) Teaching Supplies & Resources
“I have more than enough classroom supplies”
– no teacher (ever)
Teachers love their students, but boy oh boy…those kids can be ravenous when it comes to supplies! Sure little Johnny…feel free to borrow the white out *again* to fix a mistake.
Help them out by getting them some of the much needed essentials, or provide them with funds to use at a site like Teachers Pay Teachers so they can purchase lesson materials from other teachers. Double bonus – then you would be helping two teachers!
3) A Night On the Town
Hard as it might have been to imagine when you were a little kid, teachers are people too! And they’d love to go out and relax a bit after a long week of work. Help them out by treating to a night of fun this teacher appreciation week, perhaps even getting them a ticket to a popular show playing nearby.
Sometimes all a teacher needs to brighten their day is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Particularly if you live somewhere a bit cold and gray (*ahem* Chicago, we’re looking at you!), then a splash of color on their desk can make all the difference.
NOM NOM NOM. Enough Said.
6) Gift Card
From popular restaurants to nearby relaxation spas – a well thought out gift card is sure to make the teacher in your life feel appreciated on teacher appreciation week. Just don’t forget to write a nice note, as well, to say thanks directly!
ps – fun fact, one of the Kudoboard founders used to be a teacher. He actually came up with the idea for Kudoboard in the classroom. Read more about it here.