With school starting up again and kids back to classrooms, teachers are not just handling the everyday responsibilities of teaching our children—they’re also dealing with the unique aspect of teaching classes during a global pandemic.
With your children happy to be back in school, you want to show their teachers you appreciate everything they do for your kids. Here are a few great ways to show teachers how much you appreciate them:
Put together a special basket
Does your kid’s teacher love a certain kind of snack or a collection of goodies? Why not give them something to make them smile as they start out on what is bound to be a long school year? Back to school shopping isn’t only great for the kids—you can rest assured that any teacher would be happy for back to school gift basket full of things they love.
Create something unique for them
Whether you’re a talented artist or you know they’d love something from the mini artist in the family, many teachers love homemade items. Your little one can create a cute card for them, or you could gift them the perfect crocheted sweater for the upcoming fall weather.
Either way, it’s the thought that counts and you’ll be making a teacher’s day with such a considerate gesture. Take some time to think about the teacher’s unique likes and preferences, so that you give them something that they’ll love. When in doubt, most teachers love handwritten notes from their students, so even just a few words of appreciation from your little one will make them smile.
Send them a care package
You can be sure that any teacher who is starting up this new year is facing new challenges because of the unique times we live in. To help the teachers in your children’s lives practice a little self-care during the hard days, why not put together a care package? Even better: invest in a care package subscription that will last them for months, so that they always have a pick-me-up to look forward to.
Get them an Audible subscription
For the commutes to and from work, an Audible subscription could be perfect for the teacher you want to appreciate. If you know that they love literature but also know that they find it hard to find time for reading, Audible makes it easy.
When you know that they love books, don’t even think twice: get them a book reading subscription to make their day. Or, if you know that they love the feel of a new book, as many book lovers do, a gift card to a top bookstore could be just as great.
Invest in a gift with other parents
Your children’s teacher may have a hobby they love or something they’re saving up for. As a parent, you know that these kinds of things can be found out. Consider finding out if your kid’s teacher would love something for their hiking gear or wants to go on a trip to Aruba for their next vacation.
While you may not be able to afford a high-end gift, you may be able to pool enough with other parents. Whether you give them a gift card or Venmo the money, you’re bound to make any teacher’s day with such a generous back-to-school gift.
When you know what a teacher does day in and day out, you’re probably going to want to give your child’s tutor the best gift possible. After all, teachers are working with you to raise your children and deserve appreciation—especially in 2021.