Neighborhood Expert: 3 ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

Today is the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, which comes at a good time when they’re all tired from the year and stressed from prepping for SOL testing.

I know local PTA’s have organized things like food, flowers, and cards from the classes to show the homeroom teachers some love, but I wanted to throw out some other ideas — from the wife of a teacher:

  1. We all know teachers love kids, but that doesn’t mean they don’t also love cash and gift cards. Find out where they love to eat, shop, play or get a generic Target/Amazon gift card and let them do something for themselves.
  2. My husband has kept cards from students from decades ago. A meaningful card does go a long way. If that’s all you can do, that’s still a lot!
  3. Don’t forget the special teachers (music, PE, art) and special ed teachers. They often get forgotten since they’re not homeroom teachers.

Great teachers can make a huge difference in a kids life. Thank you teachers for all that you do everyday!

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