Still thinking about what you can do to let your teachers and staff know you care? It's not too late to express your thanks or let your teachers and staff know that their hard work and care means the world. We hope our Great Day of Gratitude inspired you to make your thanks this year extra special.
If you are feeling the crunch of your budget, your time or your energy, here are five easy ways to say you care that express great gratitude (and heart) each and every day between now and school's end.
Sing a song. There's not a teacher alive who would not melt at a singing telegram from you and your child. Any love song will do, just insert your teacher's name and sing out loud, sing out strong.
Say a prayer. No matter what your teacher's affiliations, a generic wish or blessing written on an index card, making plain what good things you'd like to see come his or her way will be a gift to be cherished for years to come.
Stay and serve. Madeleine has a friend who volunteers to stay in for recess from time to time and do little errands for his favorite teacher. Little shows of service, especially from our kids, let our teachers know it's all worth it.
Wear a badge. How about a badge that playfully says, "Mrs. Cai is our favorite! Don't tell the others!" or "Ms. Marvray is number one!" Who could resist a shameless display of affection?
Tell a knock-knock. I think I'll be a sucker for the knock-knock joke as long as I live. If "orange" (as in "aren't you?") or "jamaica" (as in "you make me...") answer the door, you can easily craft a response that would make your teacher smile.
Feel free to continue to share your expressions of Great Gratitude in the comments below.