Is there a teacher who has had this affect on you or one of your kids? Maybe tomorrow is a good day to remember these individuals as it is World Teacher’s Day. Make an effort this October 5th to recognize a teacher who made a difference in your life or in the life of your child. Your remembrance doesn’t need to cost much; just a bit of your time and a tiny spark of energy. Teachers spend hours preparing lessons, researching new ways to reach out to students, correcting school work and inspiring our kids.
Here are a few, simple ways to say thank you!
Teachers live off coffee, so drop off a Starbucks gift card or create your own personalized gift certificate with the promise of a warm cup of coffee personally delivered the first Tuesday of every month.
Bring your favorite teacher a surprise lunch. Better yet, let them know its coming. If you make the best lasagna or a mean pastrami sandwich wrap it up in a brown paper bag with a brownie or cookie tucked in for good measure. You’ll make your teacher’s day!
Jamba juice is a fruity way to say thank you and will keep your teacher healthy too!
Flowers brighten the spirit of any teacher, especially if you or your child include a special note of thanks.
A ceramic cup filled with tea assorted bags is a great idea. Every time they use that cup they’ll remember your family.
For those of you who are crafty, create a homemade book bag . Pinterest is full of ideas and goodness knows that teacher’s transport tons of books and papers to and from school each and every day.
Teachers spend many hours before and after school working in their classrooms. Help keep their tummies full with a mason jar with Sees Candy suckers or create your own Terrific Teacher Trail Mix. A bag of Jellie Bellies or a box filled with healthy snack will surely be appreciated.
And if all else fails, take a moment to jot a line or two to the teacher who stirred something special in you or your child. For me I‘ll be hunting for an address for my special teachers to send a special word of thanks.