Just a little history: Congress declared March 7, 1980 as National Teacher Day for that year only. The NEA and affiliates continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation week in the first full week of May.
This year the calendar says that Teacher Appreciation Day is May 9th, but many celebrated last week as it was the first full week in May! Whenever it is celebrated, it is a nice idea.
Tip #33 in our book is titled, “A Good Word Will Do” and it has to do with the fact that if you are happy with the care your child is getting then please let the teacher know! A kind word is truly appreciated and can inspire and lift the spirit! This is true ANY day of the year. A teacher also enjoys hearing that your child talked about a project or activity. Or enjoyed a particular song or book. It brings such light to what we do everyday! My day was made last week when a little boy came up to me and said, ” I’m glad you’re here!” Does it get any better than that?
On our website, we are selling Sunshine cards. They are small notes of appreciation that you can give to your child’s teacher to boost their day and say thanks! Check them out!
I will end by saying that I like to compliment parents too! You guys do some pretty great things that should also be recognized. We should ALL try to appreciate the people we encounter day to day.