Ways to celebrate Indiana’s remarkable educators

When: May 6th to May 10th, 2024 🌟 Teacher Appreciation Day: May 7th, 2024

Join us in honoring the dedicated teachers who light up our classrooms, inspire young minds, and shape the future.

Here are some heartfelt ways to express your gratitude for all the amazing things our educators do:

Create a social media campaign

Share stories of exceptional educators you know using hashtags like #ThankATeacher and #TeacherAppreciationWeek. You can post photos with your post and encourage others to join the celebration.

You can also share a story about an amazing Indiana teacher who has had a positive impact on you or others and we’ll shout them out on social media for you.

Write personalized notes

Pen down your appreciation in heartfelt letters to your child’s teachers. In these notes you can share specific details about how this teacher made a difference for your family and express how their dedication positively changes lives.

Gift thoughtful tokens

Consider sending your child’s teacher small gifts like personalized mugs, stationery, or classroom supplies. A simple gesture can brighten their day. If you decide to purchase a gift instead of making it, consider supporting local businesses with your purchase.

Send snacks to school

Send in snacks for your child’s classroom and add a special treat for your child’s teachers. Ask them if they have a favorite food that would brighten their day. You may also want to make sure there are no class allergies to avoid or policies around homemade versus store purchased and individually wrapped food items.

Send in school supplies

We may be nearing the end of the year, but teachers often reach into their own pockets to ensure every student has what they need to be learning in the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher which supplies would help them the most for the next schoolyear. Send in a goodie bag of those items.

Sign up to volunteer

Ask your child’s teachers if there are any upcoming activities in which they needs volunteers or if having a parent helper in the classroom one afternoon would be appreciated.

Take an appreciation video

Take a short video of your child thanking their teacher for all that they do and email it to them.

Remember, a genuine “thank you” goes a long way. Let’s celebrate our Indiana teachers and make this Teacher Appreciation Week truly memorable!