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Virtual Ways to Say Thanks to the Teacher

Virtual Ways to Say Thanks to the Teacher

We’re fortunate to have an active, insanely creative PTO. These women saved the day – or rather, week – for many parents who struggled to get their kiddos through the day’s math lesson and, ruefully, forgot all about Teacher Appreciation Week. But if you’re like me, you’re probably still wondering what you can do for our dedicated teachers for the end of the year. If so, I’ve got a few suggestions that will also keep you socially distant.

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum summertime
What about sending him or her a darling organic Hemp Cotton Cross-body Travel Bag? Great for guys and gals and just the right size for a summer hike with the family. Available on Etsy.com for $20. I also found this adorable jewelry travel roll for only $17. In our neck of the woods, we spend time at “the lake,” rather than the beach, but I’d think this would work for either destination: a super cute summer tote bag featuring the teacher’s initials or name and filled with suntan lotion, a snack, a towel and a pair of sunglasses.

Get growing
Is the teacher a gardener? How about these nifty wooden garden stakes customized with the name of the veggie, fruit or herb? At only $2 each, you can help him or her identify the whole garden. Add a floppy, wide-brimmed hat and a pair of gardening gloves, and you’ve created something he or she can use year after year.

No-cook summer nights
Get the parents together to treat the teacher to a week of dinnertime meals coordinated using www.mealtrain.com. Use recyclable aluminum foil pans for easy cleanup.

Read a book/give a book
Ethan’s teacher recorded herself reading “Charlotte’s Web. Every day, she sent us a few chapters at a time, and he snuggled up on our bed and watched. Have your child choose a favorite book and record him or her reading it. Send it to the teacher and, for an extra special touch, include an online gift card for a new book. It’s a great way to say “thanks – look how much I learned!”

What is your favorite way to say “thank you” to the teacher? I never get tired of hearing
suggestions, so let ‘em fly!

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