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The Best Teacher Appreciation Week Celebration

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week of May, and we want to make sure your school has the best Teacher Appreciation Week celebration it has ever seen! We’ll help you get started with an appreciation idea for every day of the week.

When planning Teacher Appreciation Week gifts and events, make the appreciation personal by customizing our ideas for your school and individual teacher. Personal recognition is the most effective, so the more you can tailor the appreciation to the individual, the better.

Teachers Make the Difference Theme
Don’t forget to buy Teachers Make the Difference gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week!

? Monday – Kick start the week with a theme.
Themed events and celebrations are more memorable, effective, and fun. Select a theme for Teacher Appreciation Week at your school and coordinate your gifts, activities, and communication to match. Get Teacher Appreciation Week theme ideas in the Quick Tips section of the newsletter!

? Tuesday – Make them feel appreciated with a gift.
Surprise teachers on Tuesday morning with a gift waiting for them on their desk. A gift from our new Teachers Make the Difference theme will make a lasting impression. Choose a gift that teachers can use in the classroom, like a tote bag, travel mug, or note pad


? Wednesday – Keep the recognition personal with a thank you card.
When it comes to teachers, receiving a thank you card is still at the top of their list of favorite ways to be recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week. Have each student write a thank you note or create a thank you card, and encourage parents to send their thanks, too. It’s easy to do with free ePraise.

? Thursday – Get the students involved.
Teachers are dedicated to making an impact in the lives of their students, so a “thank you” from them goes a long way. In addition to writing individual thank yous, get students involved in making a gift or committing acts of kindness for their teacher.

? Friday – Have fun! Host lunch for the teachers.
Always popular with teachers is a Teacher Appreciation Week lunch. Have lunch catered by the professionals or ask parents to contribute to a potluck meal and invite teachers to enjoy delicious food at the end of a celebratory week.

Quick Tips
Theme ideas for celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.
Positive Praise – Celebrate teachers like the rock stars they are during Teacher Appreciation Week. This rock star theme will be fun for the entire school!
World of Difference - An international theme provides lots of opportunities for incorporating delicious food into your celebration!
Star Performer – Give your teachers and staff the red carpet treatment during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Teamwork – Encourage the entire school with a team based theme, such as the Olympics. Learn how Baudville used the Olympics for an event theme.

Best Practices
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