I have been out of the classroom for almost five years, but I still keep some treasured items in my office at Discovery Education.
Here are pictures of a ceramic plate that my old crew class gave to me (Zebras: you rock!), a mobile made of paper cranes (Chim: continuing thanks for that), and a collection of notes and cards given to me on occasion from students.
They’re mostly small sentiments: a quick thanks for lending an ear during a rough time or an end-of-the-year card. It was just great to hear from the students outside of assignments.
Psst: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5 – 9… and Teacher Appreciation Day is May 6. Make sure to tell your teachers how much you appreciate them and, specifically, what for. When I was teaching, I was always surprised and happy to get cards… and there were no better rewards than heartfelt appreciations from students who felt helped in some way. We’ve created a couple of cards that you are welcome to download, print,and use to express your thanks to a teacher.
Click on one or both cards to download… and give as many as you’d like.