Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4 – 10, and the actual Teacher Appreciation DAY is May 6th! These dates are nearly upon us, and it’s time to be thinking about what kind of appreciation you want to show your children’s teachers.
Let me give you a few hints: Your child’s teacher already has enough mugs, pins, Christmas ornaments, knick-knacks, and pretty much anything that says “World’s Greatest Teacher.” After teaching for just a few years, most teachers could probably start up a gift shop with that stuff.
What your child’s teacher wants is something he/she can USE! Teachers love gift certificates, for example, and a gift certificate for the Steve Spangler Science Store might be the best thing to EVER HAPPEN to any teacher, EVER.
Seriously, teachers really don’t want another plaque, no matter how catchy it might be. Teachers want things they can use, and if it’s something they can use with their students, that’s even BETTER!