I love to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week for my kids teachers! It helps remind me of the great things our teachers do for our kids. My background as a Kindergarten teacher taught me it’s always nice to receive a little extra love from your students. Because some days, being a teacher is the hardest job around!

My suggestion for your gift to a teacher is a classroom donation! We all know a teacher’s salary is limited, let’s admit it, they are way under paid! So helping fill up the classroom is the best gift you could give. Either make a guess at what your child’s classroom may need as you visit the classroom or simply ask the teacher what they would love to have on hand. Most teachers will be eager to tell you what they could use for the classroom and their students.

Here’s a few things I’m sure your child’s classroom could use for any grade:

  • Books Books Books, Teacher Appreciation Day by Lynn Plourde
  • puzzles
  • writing basics: pencils, crayons, markers
  • wet wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • tissues
  • post it notes
  • calculators
  • blocks or Legos
  • science supplies: magnets, magnifying glass, rocks, shells
  • craft supplies: paint, glue

Thanks to all our teachers out there, and know that we love what you do!