Teachers are the some of the unsung superheroes in our children’s lives. They create lesson plans and grade papers late into the night, offer before-and after-school extra help sessions, manage buses full of kids during off-site field trips, and on top of it all they spend each day giving their all to make sure students are learning, understanding, and developing their minds. It’s important to recognize the educators who contribute so much to your child’s education. These personalized Teacher Appreciation Week or End of the School Year gifts are a thoughtful way to thank exceptional teachers who have had a positive influence in your child’s education.
So, what can you do to make sure your instructors, teachers and mentors know that you appreciate their time and effort? Here are a few thoughtful ways to thank a teacher for all that is done during the School Year.
Thank You Note
Write a thank you note including something that she or he has taught to you this year that really stuck with you. Teachers love to know that they are “getting through” to their students.
Summer Relaxation Tote
Place a thank you note inside of a “Summer Relaxation Tote” which can be filled with everything from a best-selling book to a towel and water bottle for sunny pool days. Embroider the tote with a personalized message!
A teacher can never have too many bags, with all of the papers they need to bring home for grading on a daily basis. Simple canvas totes can be embroidered or screen-printed with teacher appreciation messages, such as “Teachers Make The Difference,” or cute teacher sayings like “Keep Calm and Teach On.”
Mugs with Meaningful Messages
Some days it takes a whole lot of java to get through a day teaching class-after-class of (always perfect, well-behaved, and not at all rowdy) students. Travel or ceramic mugs, which can be personalized, are a great gift to help teachers get through the day. Add meaning with:
- A clever message or image relating to the teacher’s subject, such as a complicated math problem for an algebra teacher, the periodic table of elements for a chemistry teacher, or a quote from one of the books on the required reading list for the English teacher.
- Novelty shaped mugs, such as an apple for any teacher, basketball shaped mug for the P.E. teacher, or a French horn for the band teacher.
- “World’s Best [fill in the blank] Teacher” with the teacher’s name is a simple classic.
- For even nicer presentation, put some chocolates, a gift card, wrapped biscotti, tea bags, or small packet of coffee inside the mug and place in a cellophane bag with a bow.
Some older classrooms rely on open windows and fans to keep cool before the air conditioning kicks in. With a desk full of homework just handed in, assignments to pass out, and tests to grade, paperweights can come in pretty handy!
Crystal paperweights add a touch of class for the teacher with a more sophisticated style and can be engraved for that personal touch. “Thank You For Being Such a Great Teacher” or “Teachers Make The Difference” are appealing messages that you can add to get your appreciation across.
Teacher Appreciation Gifts Will Deliver Gratitude with Heart
A little appreciation goes a long way in brightening someone’s day. Teachers have such a great impact on children’s learning and their future, that it’s important to recognize the educators who have really made a difference in not only your child’s life but in the world around them.
Crown Awards Delivers Personalized Gifts for Any Occasion
Crown Awards helps you reward the people who help shape your child’s future. Award leader for over 30 years, Crown has the variety of personalized teacher appreciation awards to choose from.
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