Teacher Appreciation Week Printables & Resources

Updated on: April 28, 2021

teacher appreciation weekHappy Teacher Appreciation Week! It’s time to be appreciated and celebrated for everything you do as a teacher. Browse teacher appreciation articles, explore self-care resources for teachers, and help students to show their appreciation with worksheets, writing activities, and DIY printable cards.

What Is Teacher Appreciation Week?

Teacher Appreciation Week, during the first week of May, recognizes and appreciates the contributions of teachers. During Teacher Appreciation Week (and Teacher Appreciation Day), students, parents, and the community at large are encouraged to show their gratitude and appreciation for the hard work and dedication of teachers. This can be done in many ways, such as writing thank-you notes, giving teacher appreciation gifts, organizing events, or simply expressing words of appreciation.

Printables & Ideas For Teacher Appreciation Week

Explore our teacher appreciation activities for students, including writing activities to encourage students to consider and recognize all that their teachers do for them. Printable thank-you teacher cards are the perfect way for students to express their gratitude for Teacher Appreciation Week or anytime in the school year.

For teachers, Teacher Appreciation Week is a great opportunity to take a moment for reflection and teacher self-care. Browse our collection of teaching articles, advice, and self-care ideas for teachers providing valuable insights, and practical suggestions for time management, work-life balance, and taking time to appreciate yourselves as teachers and individuals.

For Students: Teacher Appreciation Printables

Use these worksheets and printable writing activities to help students recognize and celebrate all the amazing things their teachers do, or students can choose from the thank you printable templates to create Teacher Appreciation cards for their favorite teachers. These activities and printable cards are also great to use at the end of the school year.

  • Teacher Appreciation Letter Writing

    Students can write the perfect thank-you letter to their favorite teacher with this complete kit of printables and activities. Includes support with how to write a letter, templates for drafting and final versions, and tips for delivering it to their chosen teacher.

  • Teacher Appreciation Mad Libs

    Have students fill in these Teacher Appreciation Mad Libs to practice using parts of speech, while celebrating the hard work that their teachers do.

  • 8 Printable Thank-You Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week

    Give any of these printable cards during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) or anytime during the school year when you and your child want to express your gratitude for a job well done!

  • If I Were The Teacher

    In this creative writing activity, students pretend to be the teacher and learn what it’s like to be in their teacher’s shoes.

  • Great Teacher

    Students are asked to remember one of their favorite teachers; record details about why this person was such a special teacher, and create a short story from the memory.

For Teachers: Self-Care Resources

We appreciate teachers and understand the pressures teaching puts on work-life balance, well-being, and mental health. That’s why we created our Self-Care hub for teachers. Browse self-care guides designed specifically for teachers, watch on-demand self-care webinars, or sign up to receive self-care newsletters. This Teacher Appreciation Week put yourself first, and make time for self-care.

For Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Articles

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