It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers are magic. We know how hard they work throughout the year, and during this pandemic, they are having to get super creative with ways to teach. Between Zoom sessions, drive-bys, and sending sweet messages, teachers everywhere are working like never before to educate a generation of students who are making history. How do we show our love and appreciation to our teachers while social distancing during Covid-19? We came up with a few ideas to say “Thank you!” for every single ounce of energy, kindness, and encouragement they give to our children.
Organize a drive-by gratitude parade with fellow parents! Drive-by hellos are becoming a safe way to show you care! Making sweet homemade posters and banners that show your appreciation, along with beautifying the car with decorations and balloons. Perhaps you can also play your favorite song that a teacher has played for you in class while you drive by. Make it special!
Using technology can be the safest and easiest way to celebrate your teacher! Make teachers a “Thank you” photo or video to convey messages of appreciation. You can color and draw your own signs and cards, make chalk art, a photo booth or a photo collage, or video of your little one! Email or tag your special teacher on social media for all to see. This is sure to bring a smile to their face!
A movie night from the comfort of their own home! Many companies such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon offer digital gift cards that are redeemable through their app that teachers can use through their accounts. Pretty awesome!
Restaurant and retail gift cards! Treat teachers to a delicious meal or a much-needed shopping spree while helping local and small businesses at the same time. Many restaurants and retail stores are celebrating and recognizing teachers this week with discounts and free items too!
All local and statewide participants can be found here: https://www.wral.com/teacher-appreciation-week-offers-2020/19083800/
Create or send your own treat basket or box that contains all their favorite things! You can customize these baskets/boxes with school and teaching supplies, snacks, coffee, gift cards, etc! Many companies such as Harry & David, The Fruit Company, and GiftTree are offering discounted baskets during the pandemic. Here is one of our favorite boxes from Etsy: Spa Gift Box
Send Flowers! We love our friends at https://lapetitegardenia.com/ who create the most gorgeous floral arrangements. If you are local to Los Angeles, Alison will take great care of you and your teachers.