Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up on May 6-10, but students and parents aren’t the only ones who can observe it. As an educator, you have every reason to indulge yourself and your colleagues with something special this year. Teaching is hard work! The academic year might be coming to a close, but you’re entering some of the most hectic and demanding weeks of the school calendar. Show how much you value the contribution of your fellow teachers and reward yourself with something special, too!
Why It’s Important for Teachers to Care for Themselves
As a teacher, nobody knows better than you what a pivotal role educators play in children’s lives and how challenging the job can be. Every day, you and your colleagues are investing in the future, but it’s not easy. If you don’t care for yourself as well as the students you teach, it will be difficult to give them your best. Even little luxuries can go a long way toward boosting morale for you and your fellow educators.
Great Gift Ideas for You and Your Colleagues
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this year, you could buy lattes for everyone or share a gift basket of goodies with the teaching staff. The key is to choose something that feels fun and indulgent to you. Here are a few great ideas:
Gourmet Caramel Apples — Nothing lifts the spirits like a luxurious Confection. Surprise your colleagues with an exquisitely wrapped basket of Gourmet Caramel Apples from Mrs Prindables. Featuring orchard-fresh Granny Smith apples, homemade caramel and top-quality nuts, these indulgences are anything but ordinary.
High-end body products — Whether you choose a boutique body butter or an organic bubble bath, anything that says relaxation and indulgence makes a great teacher gift. Give your coworkers something to look forward to when they get home — and don’t forget one for yourself.
Dinner out — Gather up your favorite teacher friends for a night away from papers and lesson plans. Going out together is not only fun, but it’s also a great stress reliever after a busy day at school.
Healthy snacks — The last thing you need at the end of the school year is to come down with an illness. Stock the teacher’s lounge with healthy, hydrating snacks such as sparkling water, fresh fruit and salads. Having these items available encourages your colleagues to make nourishing choices even when they’re busy. It’s the perfect way to take care of yourself and the other teachers when stress is high.
Movie tickets — Whether you take in a Saturday matinee by yourself or you round up a big group for a movie night after work, making time for entertainment is important. With all the work you do caring for others, it’s a good way to laugh and unwind.
However you choose to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to reward yourself and the teachers around you with something fun or delicious. And if you’re looking for gourmet sweets, come to Mrs Prindables! Search our site for the best in edible Teacher Appreciation gifts today!