Teacher Appreciation Week is an ideal time to recognize staff members who make school a great place. This is the week to really let your teachers and staff shine! Here are a few ideas to make it a memorable week.
Create the right atmosphere
In advance of teacher appreciation week, be sure to decorate the teacher's lounge and hallways with balloons and posters that generate excitement for the upcoming celebrations.
Reward your teachers
Thank your teachers for their valuable contributions with certificates, awards, and a special gift. We have a new Teachers Make the Difference recognition theme to make this year's event memorable. You could place a gift in their classroom each morning during the week. Start with a tote bag, so they can carry their gifts with them all week long!
Games and contests of all kinds are great for relieving stress and building teamwork among your staff. Plan an activity for each day during teacher appreciation week and be sure to award Teachers Make the Difference recognition theme prizes to everyone.
Host festive parties
Everyone loves a party and some recognition, so why not invite the principal or school board president to make a few remarks at a Teacher Appreciation Week kick off party? At the end of the week, celebrate a successful week of celebration with a special potluck lunch courtesy of the PTO.
Blow your own horn
Share information about the personal accomplishments of staff during the week. If a teacher or staff member in your building recently ran a marathon, went on a service trip, received a master’s degree, or was on the news, tell everyone about it! Your teachers will be excited to receive the extra recognition.
Win cash for classrooms
School budgets are tight these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat your teachers. Nominate teachers from your school for our Teacher Appreciation Week contest, and they could win $100 Target gift card for their classroom and a bunch of gifts from us. We’ll have five winners during Teacher Appreciation Week, but hurry! Voting begins in less than 2 weeks!
Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too) and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.