Tomorrow is the last day of school, and we all want to thank our teachers for a great year…but how?
Here’s the secret to thanking your teachers.
THE GOLDEN RULE OF TEACHER GIFTING:
AVOID ANYTHING WITH AN APPLE THEME
The tradition of giving an apple to your teacher has been around since the 1800s, but the original purpose was to actually feed the teacher. Teachers can thank Bing Crosby for solidifying the tradition with his 1939 song, “An Apple For The Teacher”. Yes, the classic teacher theme has been apples for many years, but unfortunately you can have too many apple themed items.
BREAK THE CYCLE OF APPLE GIFTING
How do you show your teacher that they truly are The World’s Greatest Teacher?
Heartfelt gratitude. Many teachers agree that the best gifts they have received are the ones that are truly heartfelt. The child or parent who takes the time to sit down and write a note about how much they appreciate all that a teacher has done for their child. These don’t take up space on a shelf, add inches to the waistline, or otherwise place any requirement on the teacher. Gratitude is truly a perfect gift, so let your teachers (and all those other helpful people in the school) know how much you appreciate them.
Thank your teacher with a gift that benefits them. The Eanes Education Foundation Teacher Fund allows the district to put more teachers in our schools, continue their education and ensure excellence in our district.
And to make it simple and meaningful, when you make an honorary gift to EEF, your teacher receives an email instantly with your message of gratitude. Imagine your teacher’s inbox flooded with messages of thanks on the last day of school.
Don’t forget your principals, librarians, nurses and staff.