Saturday, May 12, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week was teacher appreciation week and I am linking up with Jena over at Caught in the Middle.   Be sure to head over to Jena's blog and see the fun things other teachers have posted about.  I don't know about you, but I love the hear about ANY teacher being appreciated for ANYTHING they do!

My teacher appreciation week actually started before Monday when I received a very thoughtful email from a parent of a student I teach math this year.  Parents should never underestimate the power of a written thank you!  It really made my day.  I print out any positive emails I get and then on a day I need a little positive pick-up I reread the email or thank you note.

Monday our PTO put on a lovely breakfast for us.  There was lots of fruit and a variety of muffins, as well as, the most delicious mini quiches and beverages.  Tuesday our Principal and VP had a catered lunch from a fabulous local italian restaurant.  The meal was meatballs or sausage with penne pasta, bread, and an awesome salad, with cookies for dessert and beverages of course.  The food was beyond delish!  

Wednesday I was at an all day training for Carnegie Math, but a local church always brings in homemade goodies for our afternoon inservice days.  Everything is always yummy and there is always so many baked goods and fruit.  Thursday our PTO provided us with a homemade mexican fiesta.  There was a taco bar with beef or chicken to made hard or soft shell tacos (I opted to just make a taco salad).  There were chips and salsa with some mexican dips.  There was also a table full of desserts that were fantastic.

Yesterday morning there was an morning announcement by our tech coach that every teacher had a personal thank you video made by a student.  That was such a sweet and fun surprise!  One of our guidance counselors helped the tech coach and digital media students put it all together.  The impressive thing was that students came up with the idea and then got the project done.  We also had cookie trays yesterday from the district as a thank you for our efforts.  I went home early yesterday because my middle son was sick, but I think there was also a drawing where several teachers got gifts bags or gift cards.  Sadly, I was not one of the chosen.  ;)

I also got a very special teacher appreciation gift from Leslie over at Kindergarten Works.  She made my new blog button you see over on the side and I must say that I love it!  Thank you so much Leslie for your kind and generous offer to make me a blog button.  You are the best!

It was a great Teacher Appreciation week and I really felt the love!  Cooper got his teacher and K aide Target gift cards and Drew got his teacher Starbucks.  I find it cute how opinionated they are on what gift card to get their teachers.  I hope you all had a fabulous teacher appreciation week and felt the love!  Today I am off to EdCamp Milwaukee to spend the day with 200+ other educators sharing ideas.  Can't wait to tell you all about it!  Enjoy your Saturday.


  1. Thanks for sharing your Teacher Appreciation Week. I am your 101st follower. I think that is such a cool number!
    First Class Teacher

  2. Hi Sherrie -

    Wow! It's always so wonderful to hear all the great goodies other teachers receive this week! It sounds like you had a good week!

    Life in Middle School

  3. What fun to hear what you're thankful for. I agree, positive notes are so powerful to save! Glad you like your new button!
    -Leslie @KindergartenWorks


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Feel free to email me at with any questions you have.