How to Thank Your Child's Teacher: Parents Weigh In

For National Teacher Appreciation Week, try some of these creative ideas to say thank you to your child's teacher -- brought to you by parents!
By Scholastic Parents Staff
May 05, 2017




May 05, 2017

Between teaching, guiding, mentoring, and inspiring your child, a teacher's job is a lot of work. For National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) -- or any time of year -- take the opportunity to say "thank you" for all that your child's teacher does.

We asked our Scholastic Parents Facebook Page audience for ways in which they show teacher appreciation to their child's teacher. Check out what they had to say -- it may spark some ideas! And we'd love to hear your ideas in the comments below.

"We get a clipboard and I let [my child] draw a tree and use her fingerprints as the leaves on the tree. She’s thanking her teacher for helping her grow a little more and learn more." -- Rebecca Portier

"I usually have my son draw a picture and/or little note and get a gift. Last year it was artisan bread, olive oil, and chocolate-covered pretzels. The year before was gourmet cupcakes and flowers." -- Sara Rodriquez 

"My girls like to draw little notes with a picture throughout the year. They have also created a floral arrangement at our local Royer's [store] and decided on their own to give it to their teacher." -- Amanda Rosario

"Little gifts each day: 

Monday: bagel and cream cheese
Tuesday: hand-written note and picture drawn by [my child]
Wednesday: spa products 
Thursday: travel coffee mug and Starbucks gift card that says "Thanks A Latte"
Friday: candies

Then, flowers at the Teacher/Faculty/Staff luncheon :)" -- Karla de la Vega-Winters 

From gifts to special messages, encourage your child to show her teachers just how important they are. 

How do you show teacher appreciation? Let us know on the Scholastic Parents Facebook Page and comment below. 


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