Teachers deserve every ounce of our support and praise. Educators in every arena do not have an easy job, and finding ways to encourage and delight them is a task I can get behind. If you are looking for a way to communicate your appreciation for a teacher on the first day of school, I have a few ideas!
The best and most practical way to support a teacher is an Amazon gift card or to purchase something from their Amazon supply list. This delivers directly to their place of need, and the classroom as a whole will benefit.
Above and beyond the supplies a teacher may need, I think a token of appreciation is a great way to delight a teacher on the first day.
Anything personalized, either with their name or their school’s name, is a fantastic place to start. From this cute customizable pennant room decoration, to a monogrammed oxford in their school color, or a personalized bag filled with goodies…a custom gift is very special.
I also love tiny tokens given with a note of gratitude. A bottle of nail polish, fun chocolate bars (“Looking forward to a sweet year!”), a colorful key fob, or a potted plant for their room are small gestures that deliver big smiles.
I also love the idea of giving a teacher a Polaroid camera with a healthy supply of film for them to use creatively in their classroom over the course of a year. Maybe at the semester break you replenish their supply of film? Or pair it with a cute photo album?
Finally, if you do choose to purchase an Amazon gift card, pairing it with a slew of cute markers or mild-liners (like highlighters, but milder) and a big bow is a great way to deliver a practical gift with joy.
I hope these ideas serve you well as we all begin a new school year!