Teacher Appreciation Week

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Nicole Bowlan, Editor

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“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” -Carl Jung

Teachers are an important part of life. Everything is made possible through the work of teachers and the effort they make to be a positive influence for everyone they are involved with. A teacher lays the foundation for students to become good citizens and productive members of society.

Here at Bethel, teacher appreciation is being celebrated all over campus. Whether it’s free Chick-fil-a cards, lunches, or any other form of thanks, we want all of the Bethel teachers to know that their work is appreciated and the little things they do not go unnoticed.

“We have the best teachers and staff at Bethel! They take care of and love our kiddos like their own each and every day,” stated Holly Bittner, Bethel’s PTO President, “Let’s show them how much we love and appreciate them!” Here are some ways you can thank your teachers this week:

Give them a card

Although it may seem small, a card with a handwritten letter can brighten someone’s day a whole lot! Try giving your teacher a handwritten thank-you note for everything they have helped you with. It doesn’t have to be much, just a little something that lets that teacher know their hard work is appreciated.

Buy them teaching supplies

A lot of teachers use their own money to purchase supplies for the classroom. Buying something small could be really meaningful! Plus, it’s useful and most likely needed. “The best teacher appreciation gifts are ones that they can use again and again. Compile teacher supplies like notepads, magnets and markers for a practical gift,” stated Shutterfly, an online photo company.

Get a teacher essentials kit

Every teacher needs the practical things. Purchase a box and put all those small things that teachers use everyday inside. You can fill it with the basics: paper clips, erasers, push pins and chocolate. Compile the essentials in an organized box for teachers to pull out when they need it most.

Let them choose!

Another great way to celebrate teachers can be a gift card to a restaurant, supply store, or anything else you think would be great! Anything can be great. Sometimes, teachers just need a break or extra money to buy school supplies.

All in all, anything you do for your teacher will be amazing. Sometimes, we live such busy lives that we forget to appreciate the small things that matter. This week, take the chance to thank the teacher that has influenced your life. Even just a small “thank you” can mean a lot.

“They play a pivotal role in our children’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success,” stated National PTO. “Let’s show our thanks and gratitude to these stellar educators.”