I’ve got Teacher Appreciation Week on my mind because it’s coming up at our school and guess who’s in charge of it at our school? That would be me. So, I’ve spent a lot of time this week working on gifts and posters and treats and schedules. I want to show you some of the teacher appreciation ideas we are using at our school for door decorating and spoiling the teachers along with a bunch of teacher appreciation gift ideas from others.
Teacher Appreciation Week: Sweet/Candy Theme Ideas:
Our theme at our school this year is “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You!” I think we have some fun things put together and some fun ideas, so I am going to start out by sharing those with you. I’ll give you a run down of our week and show you a few pictures!
We are kicking things off by handing out a lollipop and a schedule to the teachers the week before so they know what to expect:
I created a cute graphic for this that I will share with you so that you can use it as well if you would like to.
Our schedule for the week looks like this:
Here’s one you can use for yourself! Just right click and save and then use it in a photo program on your computer or use an online one like Pic Monkey. (The font I used is KG Next To Me Sketched which you can download free from DaFont.com)
Teacher Appreciation Door Decorating Ideas:
We had all of the room moms decorate doors in the building with the “sweet” theme. I took pics of some of my favorites to give you some ideas:
Monday: Candy Bar in the Teacher’s Lounge. We have a bunch of cute jars that will be filled with all different types of candy in the teacher’s lounge that day that the teachers can eat or take home.
We are also giving them a cute little bag of candy with a tag during the assembly that morning while the principal (she’s a trooper) sings “How Sweet It Is To Be Taught By You!”
Tuesday: Tuesday morning the teachers will be treated to a sweet breakfast in the teacher’s lounge. We are serving sweet rolls, muffins, fruit and dip.
Wednesday: The PTA is sponsoring a staff appreciation lunch.
Thursday: Mini cupcake bar in the teacher’s lounge! Super excited for this one! We’ll be serving my favorite-the salted caramel ones as well as chocolate and peanut butter, mint, coconut, red velvet and coconut.
Friday: We’ll finish things off with a fun “happy hour” in the lounge. The kids will be at an assembly and the teachers get an hour to enjoy drinks (soda and lemonade) with flavoring mix ins. They get a fun cup as a gift. (See that below in the gift section.) we’ll also have appetizers.
Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas:
Extra Gift Pack:
Orange You Glad…
Rainbow Jars and Printable:
What Does Your Teacher Really Want?
Kerry Thomas says
Love these ideas!!!
Tannis Jenkins says
These are some great ideas. They really helped me plan for our school’s teacher appreciation week. Thank you!
Sarah @ Bombshell Bling says
Ummmm…..that cupcake bar?? Where were you when *I* was teaching?! Amazing!
Thanks for including my post!
Ya, but I forgot to actually link to your post! I will fix that! Duh!
Hello! I try to plan little (and not so little) treats and events for our staff every month or so. It’s exhausting trying to think of things. Thanks for all the posts and ideas – keep ’em coming! LOL
Darryl Edwards says
Loads of great ideas here, although some are very time consuming!
I loved the beach buckets full of goodies! I was looking to see if I could make a gift instead of buying one but I think I’ll stick to buying one!
If it interests anyone, I think I’m going to get a mix and match of a few of these gifts from the site below, I have a few kids and 2 of them have an assistant teacher that really goes the extra mile, and so these gifts were well priced and because I was getting 5 in total, I got a free delivery (I live in the UK) 🙂
I hope this helped!
I love all of your ideas and appreciate your sharing of them. You have inspired me at a time when I’m feeling a bit drained. I am running a week’s worth of Teacher Appreciation days next week for our school. Could you please share your graphic for the upcoming week’s schedule of events? It is soooo cute and I’m unable to find it on your page.
“I created a cute graphic for this that I will share with you so that you can use it as well if you would like to.”
I am exhausted from it all too. I am done tomorrow. The graphic is in the post? You just need to right click and save.
Thank you so much for featuring a couple of my teacher appreciation ideas! Love the round up!
You have great stuff!
Mariah Leeson (@Giggles_Galore) says
I love the theme your school is doing, super cute! Thank you for including my Donut idea and free tags. 🙂
Lots of great ideas! Thanks for sharing some from my blog!
These are super cute. I always get down to the end of the year and can’t think of what to get teachers.
Super cute ideas…I am a preschool teacher I would appreciate anything lol…just a simple thank you sometimes does it for me…but we do have a teacher appreciation dinner every year..and I am much grateful for all the hard work and crafts the parents do come up with.
Wow you have been busy. I did several things when my son was in elementary school. I had a clay pot baked I am not sure if it was a cake (so long ago) and did flowers with sugar gems. She kept it on her table at home. Then I decided the rest of the time I would do supplies. I would pick them up when kids start back to school and get them for great prices. Then put them in a special basket. One lady make a blanket with the kids faces. Personally I don’t see that one, because they go through class after class each year and where would you hang it.
I just got Singer 5 pro and had the worst time threading it and finally got it so it sews and Io whipped out two fleece blankets. I am pretty proud to say.
Thanks for saying all your goodies you do and find.