This week is Teacher Appreciation week for lots of teachers. As a former teacher, it was a week I always looked forward to. The PTA at our school went all out to spoil their teachers. There was usually a theme for each day, which included little things for the teachers. Whether it was a day of the kids bringing my me favorite flower, wearing my favorite color or delivering my favorite candy. The administrative team would always host a staff luncheon and breakfast was provided on a few days as well. Teaching is a work of heart and all teachers deserve to feel appreciated this week and really, all year long.
I see a lot of posts about the gifts that teachers REALLY want to receive. They make me laugh because as a classroom teacher for over 7 years, I’ve received my fair share of candles, body lotion, hand soaps and other knick knacks. I get it. Many teachers favor gift cards over other little items. Now that I’m on parent and on the other side of teacher appreciation, I’ve decided to go with both a handmade gift and a gift card. The best of both worlds.
The gift idea I’m sharing with you today can be used for teacher appreciation week as well as an end of the year gift. Teachers have our littles for a year and in that year, our children bloom. Fresh flowers in a little mason jar with this gift tag is a thoughtful gift, that hopefully many teachers would like to receive. Below, you’ll find a link to download your free printable.
Some of my favorite gifts over the years were the class gifts I received. The gifts where all of the kids put their thumbprints on a vase that was turned into flowers or characters. Or the picture frame with a class photo from field day and the school year on the bottom. Those were the items I kept through the years and still have to this day.
Download your printables here.
Head on over to Simply Made with Love to get this second teacher appreciation printable.
What are you gifting your child’s teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week?