Monday, May 5, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week!! BLOG HOP & FREEBIE BOOKMARK

I always love Teacher Appreciation Week at my school.  Often there are morning treats such as fruit, muffins, and juice. The last day of the week traditionally brings the staff luncheon.  Classified employees are recognized the following week usually, but we all share a lunch feast.  There will be a small gift from our principal..wonder what this year's will be? In the past it has been a staff t-shirt, a pin, reusable bag. Our district always has a gift for us as well, anything from a memory stick, reusable lunch box, bag, pin, etc. complete with our district name and logo on it.  We don't really advertize that it is Teacher Appreciation Week so our parents and students do not go hog wild on us which is really okay considering the economics of our parents. I have friends who work in districts where the PTA gives them a gift card, rolling cart, gift certificates to salons, etc.  A neighboring district uses the school's automated system and calls home letting parents know it is Teacher Appreciation week and what to bring their teachers each morning. Honestly, that is a little over kill.  I don't mind advertising it in terms of putting a notice on the school website or in the newsletter, but to tell parents what to bring is a bit much! I enjoy student notes and letters so much more than a gift card that their parents felt obligated to buy. Those notes and letters stay in my Personal Smile folder. When I need a pick me up, I open it and within seconds I am refreshed and energized enough to face the next crisis.  How does your district or school celebrate teachers?

To celebrate Teachers everywhere, I am hooking up with this fabulous Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop that was so graciously hosted by Teacher in Blue Jeans!!Thanks so much AMY!!  There are amazing products available to win and many of the sites you will visit will have freebies as well!! I can't wait!!! Isn't the graphic above amazing?!  I love 3Am clip art!! They are always so versatile! Click here for a freebie to celebrate you and all that you do for your students.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan!
    I so appreciate you leaving a wonderful comment on my Oscar Night post! (
    I promised one lucky reader that they would win the Oscar Night packet for FREE! Only you and one other person commented, and YOU won! If this is something you're interested in using in your class, please email me:

    Thanks :)
    -Emily @ Third in Hollywood