Teacher Appreciation Week is here! This year it’s the week of May 3–7, with National Teacher Day on May 4. And while it is always important to recognize how much teachers matter, this past year is especially significant. Many educators have worked around the clock to move their teaching online or to a hybrid format while continuing to support their students.
Remote or hybrid learning can make it tough to show teachers how much you care, but there are still plenty of options. From e-cards and thank-you videos to classroom goodies and decorations, the Waterford.org website lists 51 ways you can celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 in-person or at a distance.
Note: Some of these suggestions involve sending food or a gift to the teacher or sharing with the teacher in person. If you are still distance learning, always ask your teacher first before sending anything or setting up a time to meet. If a teacher is not comfortable receiving food or gifts, even at a distance, try one of the virtual suggestions instead.