Student Life

Teacher Appreciation Week

Congress had declared on March 7, 1980, to be National Teacher day, but the PTA established teacher appreciation week as the first full week of May. The National Education Association explains the day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.”

Teachers are an important part of a students education and learning system. Teachers work hard to make sure their students understand the material that they are learning. They prepare us for College, and they help us learn new and important information. Teacher Appreciation week is where students can show teachers appreciation for all the hard work they do and put into their students.

In 1944 educational leaders began to discuss a day to honor all teacher around the world. In 1953, people started celebrating National Teachers’ Day when Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to declare it as National Teachers’ Day, and that’s when Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day.

During Teachers Appreciation week students can show their love to their teachers by giving them gifts and cards. This week gives you a chance to show gratitude to your teachers just like they show gratitude to you. Massachusetts celebrates Teacher’s Day on the first Sunday of June. Perhaps they do this because teachers are out for the summer and therefore get to relax on their special day.

Some ideas to get your teacher for their appreciated week is a handwritten card, their favorite candy, or a card to their favorite place to shop/eat. You can also get them jewelry, teacher supplies, or candles. You don’t have to get them something big, you could just simply say thank you. Teachers do so much for their school and their students, so this is a great way to show your teachers how much you appreciate and care for them.



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