It’s not just students going back to school. Teachers are going back to school now, too. Say what you want about the nice summer vacation teachers get, when school’s in session teachers work long and hard hours.
The school year is a day in and day out march leading students toward reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic, proficiency. It’s a hard, and often thankless, job. Teachers go hard from the end of August all the way through the beginning of June.
For a teacher, a little expression of thanks goes a long way. Here are ten ways to say thank you to your (or your child’s) favorite teacher:
- Have a bouquet of flowers delivered.
- Send a gift card with your child to the teacher’s favorite restaurant or store.
- Write a simple note of thanks, being specific as to your favorite things about the teacher.
- Arrange to sit with the teacher’s class during lunch time, so that the teacher can have a small break from the students.
- Volunteer to carry out small tasks such as grading papers, putting up a bulletin board, or cutting out construction paper letters.
- Be a recess monitor for a week.
- Deliver a cup of your teacher’s favorite coffee drink just before school starts for the day.
- Take the teacher out to dinner on a Friday evening (Hint: Teacher’s love Friday evenings).
- Tell the principal all of the things you love about the teacher and how much you appreciate him or her.
- Arrange an all-expenses paid trip to a tropical location right smack in the middle of February.
OK, that last one may not be very feasible. But you get the idea.
What ideas do you have for showing appreciation to your favorite teacher?