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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! We, Classful, would like to express a huge thanks to all teachers across America and beyond for the time and dedication they spend helping children and shaping the minds of tomorrow.

What is Teacher Appreciation Day?

Teacher Appreciation Day held annually on May 7th is a day where teachers across America are honored and is the main day of celebration for Teacher Appreciation Week. The day was introduced to recognize how teachers contribute to society, not just through providing educational services but through their work to improves the lives of children in America.

Why do we need Teacher Appreciation Day?

There is a huge misconception that teaching is an easy career with short working days and long luxurious summers. In reality, teachers are often overworked and underpaid. Many teachers accept that they have chosen a thankless career and sacrifice their free time and personal funds to provide the best education possible for their students. Just because teachers do not expect to be appreciated, does not mean they do not deserve to be.

Teacher Appreciation Day is needed to remind students and parents to show their gratitude to teachers and try to help them in any way possible.

Ways to show appreciation

Today there are many ways to show appreciation towards your teacher, or your child’s teacher, that can be completed without any planning including…

Writing a thank you letter or note: Giving a teacher a letter or note expressing your thanks for the role they have in your community is an excellent way to celebrate national teacher day. It is something a teacher can keep and look at when they are feeling underappreciated and will help them remember that the work they do is valued. Checkout teacher appreciation letter examples.

Verbal thanks: The power of saying ‘thank you’ cannot be underestimated. Remind your child to express gratitude as they enter school today or speak to your child’s teacher at the end of the day and thank them for everything they do. This may seem like a small gesture, but has the power to make a teacher feel like their efforts are noticed and appreciated.

Support any goals or fundraising initiatives they may have with Classful.

What is Classful?

Classful is an innovative online platform that allows teachers, parents and community members to raise money and support educational fundraising initiatives. This Teacher Appreciation Day show your support by donating to a teacher in your local area.