Great Ways to Thank Your Child’s Teacher

Parents across the country will face a tough test on May 4: figuring out how to thank their child’s teacher on Teacher Appreciation Day. Excellent teachers and administrators possess an uncanny ability to acknowledge a job well done, and now you and your child can give teachers their due. Here are a few unique ways to say thank you for the things you’re most grateful for.

If you’re a teacher or administrator, pick up greeting cards for your coworkers and make the day fun. In Ireland, teachers decorate one another’s doors and enjoy a special luncheon together.

If your child has more than one teacher, you’re probably looking for a smaller gift or something less expensive. One great idea is to pair baked treats with gift cards–but remember, no one wants to be bombarded by brownies and mountains of cupcakes. With gift cards, the denomination is up to you. What’s great about this idea is how easy it is: One trip to the grocery store and you’re pretty much done!

With tons of ideas for parents, teachers, and administrators, Disney’s Family Fun site is a great resource for Teacher Appreciation Day. Visit the site for creative thank you ideas and a collection of teachers’ most touching displays of gratitude.

More great ideas we’ve caught on the web:

  • A teachers-only breakfast, complete with coffees and pastries.
  • Gift certificates for manicures or simple spa services, such as a quick massage.
  • Handwritten thank you notes, stating your gratitude for his or her hard work and patience.


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