What is Teacher Appreciation Week?

Curious about Teacher Appreciation Week? This week is a dedicated time set aside to celebrate teachers for all that they do for our students. As “everyday heroes” most teachers mold our children’s lives in more ways than we even realize. Although Eleanor Roosevelt asked Congress to declare a day to honor educators in 1953, there wasn’t a national holiday for this purpose until March 7, 1980. Four years later, the National Parent Teacher Association set aside an entire week to recognize educators. Students can celebrate this day by writing thank you cards and getting a treat or gift for their teacher.

When is Teacher Appreciation Week?

Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated every year during the first full week of May. The Tuesday of that week is designated as National Teacher Day.

What to do for Teacher Appreciation Week

Now that you know when and what Teacher Appreciation Week is, what should you do to celebrate it? Hickory Farms has plenty of the best Teacher Appreciation Week gifts and ideas around. Some options include:

• Create a scrapbook for your teacher full of your favorite projects or happy memories from the year.

• Get all the kids in your class to write letters or thank you cards to your teacher and deliver them to him/her together as a surprise.

• Give your teacher a food gift basket—something they are guaranteed to enjoy! Hickory Farms offers everything from fresh fruit baskets to food gifts filled with delicious gourmet cheese, sausage and more.

We even have personalized gifts for him or her to make your teacher feel extra special. No matter what you do for your teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week, remember that letting your teacher know how much you have enjoyed their knowledge, creativity and dedication to your classroom over the past year is key. As long as you do that, you’ll be remembered as a student with an A+ attitude.