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Teacher Appreciation Week

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Reach the office at 703-790-9090.

This week marks the start of the annual Teacher Appreciation Week.

Boy, oh boy… do we appreciate them now more than ever! This year it’s also a lot harder to do things for them to say thank you or have the kids make something for them. So I asked my husband, who is an LCPS teacher, for some ideas on what to do this year:

  1. Have the kids and/or adults write a truly heartfelt thank you email or letter. It doesn’t need to be a general one, write a thank you for something specific they’ve done for your child. That way they know you actually mean it! Did they write letters of recommendation? Did they help them find a job? Did they spend extra time teaching them to read? All great reasons to give an extra thank you.
  2. E-Gift Cards. If you’re feeling generous and want to show them your appreciation with a gift, you can always send an e-gift card (bonus points for limiting physical touching of items!). Teachers talk to the kids a lot, so ask your child if they have any idea what the teacher’s favorite store is.
  3. Videos, drawings, etc can also be sent to the teacher. You can ask the teacher if they’re comfortable giving out their address for you to mail the item to their homes, otherwise, you can mail it to the school and let them know it’s there!

Regardless of what you do, I think we can all agree everyone will come out of COVID-19 with more appreciation for our educators!

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