Friday, April 24, 2009

Aloha Friday - Teacher Appreciation Ideas


"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."

So head over to her site, An Island Life and answer her question but while you are here you might as well answer mine:

It's coming...Teacher Appreciation Week. Do you have any good ideas?

Thanks! And have a great weekend~

22 comments:

  1. I've seen all kinds of cool stuff, movie gift bags, hand sanitizer that you decorate, beach/pool gift bag with towel, sunscreen and stuff, and I know there are more.

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  2. I use to teach in a Private School. I always liked this week because of the goodies. Chocolates, Nuts, Cookies, all the sweets and cards meant so much.

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  3. As a teacher, I love things as simple as a note from a student. I love handmade things. Little things can mean so much. And I'm with Auntie E - munchies are always appreciated.

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  4. Last year we did something small everyday that week... a muffin, a flower, a candy bar, and then on Friday all the parents went in together and put together a basket with all her favorite things in it..

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  5. When my children were young the other parents and I use to all contribute towards a gift certificate for the their teachers.

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  6. OH I'm not at that stage yet so no-but good luck!

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  7. Somthing consumable. I am not a teacher, but I work in a school. Teachers get A TON of knick knacky things and it becomes a bit much. Chocoalte is good, body lotion and shower gel are nice, maybe a mug and some nice teas.

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  8. Hmmm, No ideas here. I didn't even know it was Teacher Appreciation week.

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  9. You know when I was teaching the only thing we had was a luncheon. I think my son's school does this as well (he's in kindergarten). We will not be getting anything special now since we plan on buying each of the teacher's something at Disney World when we go soon.

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  10. I always flow with the PTA stuff.

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  11. I personally like to write my children's teachers notes of appreciation. Their teachers have done such awesome jobs of taking care of my children and their academic needs.

    I have been making candy bouquets for the last couple of years as a year end thank you. They have all loved this. We love making them too.

    I think chocolate and a thank you would be just the thing!

    Shari

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  12. I've got nothin' so I'll be checking back here for all the great ideas!

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  13. they love sweets and food but can always use notepads and pencils etc... as well

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  14. Gift cards to Starbucks or smoothie joints. They get so much bath sets and cutesy little teacher items.

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  15. As a previous teacher, there is a lot, I mean a lot of chocolate and goodies in the staff room. I personally loved the hand made gifts from the kids. Another good idea are gift cards to book stores as most teachers have to supply their own classroom library. Scholastic is a good source.

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  16. Maybe some kind of homemade award, like a varnished plaque, or a woodburned one.

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  17. A token gift for the teacher, the whole class wears the teacher's favorite color, a small classroom need, massages for the teachers, donated breakfast or lunch....

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  18. As a teacher I can tell you that your child's teacher probably has more than enough coffee mugs and knick-knacks. Lotions and stuff are nice but you have to be careful in case the teacher has sensitive skin. For my children's teacher's I have bought them lunch and taken it to school, take the kids to the cafeteria for lunch and let the teacher's eat in peace :), make them a meal to take home and share with their families so they don't have to cook, give them a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant/coffee shop. I also did a "movie night" theme and bought a large plastic bowl, box of microwave popcorn, movie candy, and a gift card to Blockbuster and put everything in the bowl to give to the teacher. A nice note of appreciation from you and a handmade card from the child are nice to go with it.

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  19. Our students don't seem to know about this week...sigh!!!
    However, my students rock pretty much all year... I get cards, notes, candie, shells, stuffed animals and more every week from students. They love to give!

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  20. I came up with a great way to make something from my son for his teacher. I just posted about it here. http://rootsandwingsco.blogspot.com/2009/04/teacher-appreciation-week-is-may-4th.html

    I had him draw some flowers on paper and he helped me sew it out of felt. It became a flower pin for his teacher. He is so excited to give it to her.

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  21. As one of the students in my school. I just want to let you know that teacher appreciation day is one of the happiest day of my life. With dancing, singing and dedicate some poems... You?

    What you did last teacher appreciation day?

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