This week is 'National Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week.' Teacher appreciation is a special interest of mine, so I enjoy thinking of things to do. I guess being a teacher I remember feeling unappreciated sometimes so I try to be very supportive of the teachers & staff at Gracie's school.
I talked with the main room mom for Gracie's class about some ideas for Mrs. Stauffer and she called some other moms to organize a gift for her for each day. I know my friend MB took her a plant yesterday. I'm not sure exactly what she got on Monday and what she'll get today & tomorrow, but I know the room mom was going to schedule one mom to take a gift in each day.
Friday I'll take a book that I compiled using some of the students' work-similar to what I did last year for Miss Stack. I have really enjoyed working on it and hope she'll like it. I'll post pictures of it later.
I put together some little gifts for every teacher & staff member that are from the PTA in general. I approached the PTA President about doing some things (I loved the things Stephanie planned last year!) and we decided on a couple of them. I had fun working on them. Sure, they're a little cheesy, but I hope they know that the main thing we're trying to get across is that we appreciate all they do.
Monday, I took a little card with a package of 'Extra' gum taped onto it. "Thank you for being an "EXTRA" special part of our children's lives!" is what it said. I put one in each mailbox and gave them to the people in the office who didn't have boxes. Today, I took a little package of Hershey's Kisses & Hugs. "Hugs & Kisses for all you do!" is what the card said on this one. Again, each teacher & staff member got one. Friday, another PTA lady will organize a "duty-free" lunch for all the teachers.
Individually, the gifts look small but I made between 80-90 of them so it did take time! It was fun though! I have lots of other ideas that maybe we can incorporate next year. I didn't really approach them with my ideas until recently. Hopefully we can plan ahead and do even more things next year!