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How to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week From Home

April 9, 2020

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week is especially challenging this year. With schools closed around the country, we’re not even seeing our teachers – except maybe some videos of them. 

But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still celebrate them this year. On the contrary, they might deserve some celebration even more this year. 

Don’t let the fact that you’re home keep you from celebrating your teacher who has made a difference in your life. Whether it’s something simple or something you rally your entire class to do, here are some ideas to get you started: 

Write a letter. We told you we had some simple ideas! This one doesn’t require too much from you, but a hand-written (or typed) letter expressing your appreciation can go a long way, especially when we’re all struggling and adjusting. 

Record a “thank you” video message. Have your teachers been using video messages to get lessons out to you and your classmates? Maybe you’re even using video conferencing. Even if you haven’t been using video, now is a great time to do so. Just record yourself expressing your appreciation for them and let them know you’re thinking about them this week. You can take it even further by getting other classmates to do the same thing and combining them all into one video. 

Send a virtual Amazon gift card. Hey, sometimes it’s needed! You never know what your teachers are missing while they’re working from home, so get them a gift card that they can use to stock up (or to treat themselves, of course!). The best part is you can send it virtually to make it simple. 

Send a virtual food delivery gift card. How about a nice meal on you to show some appreciation? Send them a DoorDash, GrubHub, or UberEats gift card so they can order some takeout from their favorite restaurant. 

Create a Spotify playlist for them. If you know your teacher really well, you can create a playlist for them on Spotify to show that you care and that you get them. 

Plan a virtual party through Zoom or Google Hangouts. Get your entire class together to celebrate your teacher virtually. Zoom and Google Hangouts are just a few options and allow you to add multiple people so you can all hang out via video. It’s almost like being back at school (don’t you miss it??)! 

Record fun TikTok dances to songs that your teacher loves. TikTok your thing? Create a dance or collaboration with other students (virtually, of course) to a song that your teacher loves or something that they’ll really appreciate. This can be a fun way to make their day. 

See? You don’t have to be in school to celebrate your teachers! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8 this year, so get on it! Have any other fun ideas? Let us know on Instagram