Due to the fact that the teachers in Wisconsin are facing pension challenges, many teachers throughout the U.S. are feeling down, and yes, somewhat betrayed. Teachers did not get into this “helping profession” to make a lot of money or live the life of luxury. In fact, most teachers will tell you that they signed up to help and serve others. For many teachers, it’s a mission, a passion and a rewarding dream fulfilled when they are offered a teaching position. With that in mind, how does one go about thanking a teacher? Below are some simple, but meaningful example to say, “Thank you!” to that special educator:
Little Ways To Thank A Teacher
- Make an appointment to see your child’s teacher. Set it up for before or after school. You don’t need to bring a gift, card or anything. Just deliver the word, “I wanted to stop by and thank you for all that you do for the kids you teach.”
- EEmail the teacher. Most teachers have their emails listed online through a link on the school’s webpage. Write a simple thank you note.
- Purchase a $5 coffe card. Have your child deliver it to the teacher’s school P.O. box in the school. Write “Thanks for all that you do” on it. You may choose not to sign your name.
Bigger Ways To Thank A Teacher
- Organize a teacher potluck with other parents. Organize a breakfast for the teachers. Say “Thank you!” with food.
- Write a letter to the school principal sharing all the great things that you see being done for the students at the school. Ask the principal to send it out to the entire staff.
- Organize a parent group to fundraise and purchase a banner thanking the teachers and staff.