But, I can assure you, we high school teachers work just as hard and put in just as much effort as teachers of other grade levels and it is nice to be appreciated, too. I will give props to our student council who usually throw us a nice staff appreciation lunch before the school year ends, making our faces light up like kids in a candy store!
One thought to note...appreciation is NOT about gifts and 'things'....it is as simple as a nice hand-written note that says 'thank you' or even just a verbal 'hey, Miss Rush, thanks for making learning fun'. These sentiments go a long way and mean SO MUCH! On that note, I've compiled a list of ways in which you can appreciate your teachers, starting with a simple thank you note!
Last year I printed cards and had my students write notes to their other teachers. It made me feel good knowing my colleagues were being appreciated! This year I designed a card that you can print, too!
Some other fun ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week include...
Desk Emergency Kit by CTL!
Etched Glass Pencil Holder
'You're the highlight of my day'
'We need s'more teachers like you!'
'Thanks for quenching my thirst for knowledge!'
Fun poem with candy bars
Yummy caramel apple dip!
Colored Pencil Vase
Ha ha ha...I kid!
All of the sources and descriptions for the images above can be found via my Pinterest board.
HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK to all my fellow comrades out there!