At my daughter’s school, they have themes for each day of Teacher Appreciation Week. And as room mom, it is my job to take that theme and celebrate our teacher. It is a fun challenge, and I am love coming up with teacher gift ideas for my daughter’s wonderful teacher. My favorite so far is the Thank You Teacher Free Printable I created for the kids to fill out. It would also make a great end of the school year teacher gift too.
Monday – Students’ sentiments
Tuesday – A lunch treat
Wednesday – Bouquet day
Thursday – Something sweet
Friday – Free day
As you can see, some are very simple while others allow for more creativity. My favorite days are the less specific ones. Be sure to check out the Crayon Vase I made for Bouquet Day, each child will bring a flower to fill the vase.
To start the week of strong I decided on two projects for students’ sentiments. The first, a framed photo of the class with autographs from all of the kids. Putting it together was easy. I requested time in class last week and had each of the children visit me in the planning room to autograph the mat. Then I added names of all of the kids and the year to a picture I took on the class field trip (text on image edited for privacy), and created a simple but meaningful gift from the students.
Thank You Teacher
I also wanted something that showed the students. As first graders, this year has been a big year for beginning to learn creative writing, so I wanted to show off everything they learned. So borrowing an idea from a mom with an older student, I created a Thank You Teacher worksheet. Using open-ended questions for the students to answer, I emailed a copy to all of the parents in the asking them to return it completed.
Oh my gosh, I am LOVING the answers I am getting back. So much personality.
Download your Thank You Teacher Free Printable.
To download, click the link above. It will open in another window, then right-click on it to save it to your desktop. Once it is saved to your computer, you can print it.
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