National Teacher Appreciation Week is now less than a month away and it's time to make plans to celebrate all the wonderful men and women who hold such an important place in our kids lives. There's still time to set up your plans and be ready for the week running May 4th - 8th, 2009 (always the first full week in May).
At VolunteerSpot, we LOVE teachers and National Teacher Appreciation Week is an important celebration! We also love that our volunteers love teachers, too. Teachers and parents, thank you for sharing your ideas for the Greatest Teacher Gifts back in January, when we called for suggestions. You had creative and unique ideas for celebrating teachers all year long - many of them no-cost or low cost -- all of them high-impact! We've rolled them together into helpful eBook filled with Teacher Gift Ideas you will love. CLICK HERE to view The Greatest Gifts For Teachers
At our school, activities to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week vary from grade to grade but classics include:
Morning Surprise - every morning a different parent brings the teacher his favorite kind of coffee and breakfast treat (here in Texas it's often a breakfast taco!)
Community Bouquet - on a designated day, each child brings one item to add to a class bouquet - just one stem (flowers or foliage, whatever the child wants and the family budget allows)
Home Cooked Dinners - One family per day arranges to provide a home cooked meal to the teacher to take home. Even something as simple as a pasta casserole and a green salad makes the teacher's day of appreciation carry over to her home
Teacher Lounge O Plenty - families and local business will donate an array of baked goods and fruit to keep the teachers lounge totally packed with goodies all through the week.
No matter what you plan to to, it's easy to get all parents helping if you set up your Teacher Appreciation Week plan in the VolunteerSpot planning wizard. Create spots for each job (only takes about 5 minutes), plug in the parent email addresses, send it out and all the jobs are claimed and easy to track. VolunteerSpot will even send out the reminders automatically so parents can plan ahead. We have tons more helpful ideas is our ebook. Check it out and make this Teacher Appreciation Week the best ever!!