Use these free printables and social media graphics to make teachers feel extra special this year.
Teacher appreciation week is a big deal. Why? Because teachers make the world go 'round. Just think of all the things you did today that would be nearly impossible if you didn't learn them in school.
Take this morning, for example, if you made a cup of coffee. How did you know how to read the instructions? English teacher. Measure the right amount of grounds? Math teacher. Or understand that the optimal temperature for brewing is between 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit? Science teacher. See, without teachers, there would be no coffee and, thus, chaos.
All kidding aside, the central thesis here is that teachers are gold and deserve to be recognized all year long. Of course, you can do so many things to make them feel extra special, but if you're looking for some simple, low-budget ideas to spread good vibes at your school, these resources will help you get the ball rolling on an unforgettable teacher appreciation week celebration.
Write a Handwritten JiJi Gram From The Heart
Want to tug at a teacher's heartstrings? Write a personalized note thanking them for going above and beyond this year. Notes are a great way to show your favorite teachers you put in the extra time and thought to explain how you feel. We've created these printable cards with sentence prompts to get your creativity flowing. Then, if you feel so inclined, share these shoutouts with your community by uploading them to social media. Make sure to tag teachers and @STMath!
Have a prominent spot with a lot of foot traffic in mind? Hang one of these cute JiJi posters on a teacher's door, window, or bulletin board throughout your school. You can take selfies with teachers and other faculty in front of each poster and post them on your school's social media accounts. There are four different options to choose from, or feel free to post all of them!
If you're active on Twitter, Instagram, or other social media pages, post one of these ready-made GIFs or PNGs and tag your favorite teacher so they'll see the message. In addition, encourage other faculty members and parents to comment on the thread.
Parker Erickson is MIND’s Content and Community Specialist. As a digital storyteller, Parker is passionate about building strong communities through technology and social media. Off the clock, you can find him buried in the latest issue of The New Yorker or experiencing different cultures through food.