Teacher Appreciation Day – May 9, 2017
Wonderful! It’s that time of year to celebrate the teachers of our littlest ones. National Teacher Day is a part of the National Teachers Appreciation Week, the first full week of May.
Preschool teachers work hard all year long with our children and a small token of appreciation would be nice. Many preschool teachers don’t even realize that this National Teacher Day/Week exists because often times they are not considered teachers by most. However, preschool teachers have possession of our children more awake hours than their parents. So many times, they get to experience the milestones that parents miss because they work outside of the home. Preschool teachers are the parent partners in assisting parents in the 0-5 formative years. They are the chief nose cleaners, diaper deputy, and potty trainer assistant. Listen carefully while engaging in conversation with the teacher to discover their hobbies or personal likes/dislikes.
Below is a list of suggestions for gift ideas I have used in the past with my little one’s teachers:
- Book lover- Gift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target or Walmart
- Craft lover – Gift card to Hobby Lobby, Joann’s or Michaels
- Movie Lover – Gift card, movie tickets with concessions
- Coffee Lover – Gift card to Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, or Dunkin Donuts
- Pamper Me – Spa Gift card or restaurant gift card in their local area
Parents can also coordinate a special event for Preschool teachers with the Director/Owners such as catered lunch with a nice dessert.
Personalized Gift baskets fill with their favorite bath products, such as Bath and Body works. If your child’s teacher is a male you’re in luck because Bath & Body works now have a great men’s line.
Preschool teachers are an invaluable resource to working parents. Please take a moment to say “Thank you” during National Teacher Appreciation Week(May 8-12, 2017)