If someone were to ask you who your favorite teacher was, you probably could answer quickly, and even give a name. From preschool and kindergarten to high school and college, our teachers are some of the most important, memorable people in our lives. Teachers don’t just help us learn to read, write, and understand the world. They help us to understand ourselves!
This is why, at Kool Smiles, we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 5/4 – 5/8. It’s a week that all of us can honor our teachers and thank them for the difference they’ve made in our lives. This year, Teacher Appreciation Week falls on May 4th through 8th.
For Patients—Ways to Show Your Appreciation
If you’re reading this, you’re most likely the parent of a school-aged child. Here are just a few fun ways your kids can show their appreciation to their teachers.
Make a card: Take a piece of 8.5×11 paper, fold it in half, and have your kiddo make a Thank You card for their teacher using markers, and possibly even glue and glitter.
Draw a picture: A picture says a thousand words. Give your child some markers and a few pieces of paper and ask them to draw a picture showing what their teacher means to them.
Write an Acrostic Poem: It’s a weird name, but a simple idea. Write the name of your child’s teacher with each letter of the teacher’s last name traveling vertically down the left side of the paper. Then have your kids write sentences that start with the first letter of each line. Learn more about it here.
Bring them an apple: Giving a teacher a shiny red apple is the classic way of showing appreciation. It’s a simple gift for teachers that never goes out of style!
A simple “Thank You” will do! It’s amazing how much those two words, “thank you,” can mean to someone, especially a teacher. Encourage your kiddo to take a moment during Teacher Appreciation Week to say thank their teacher for all they do.
For Teachers—Get Classroom Ideas from Our Lesson Plans!
Kool Smiles has developed a number of lesson plans for grades K–5 that are designed to teach kids about oral health. But be sure to also check out our School Library Month lesson plans, which can a great tool in teaching kids about the wonders of libraries. The School Library Month lesson plans are packed with activity sheets, individual and class project ideas, book recommendations, and more! Download a lesson plan today!
This Teacher Appreciation week, make sure you take a moment to thank all the teachers in your life and let them know just how much they mean to you!