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Best Gift Idea for Teacher Appreciation Week

I love to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week for my kids teachers! It helps remind me of the great things our teachers do for our kids. My background as a Kindergarten teacher taught me it’s always nice to receive a little extra love from your students. Because some days, being a teacher is the hardest job around!

My suggestion for your gift to a teacher is a classroom donation! We all know a teacher’s salary is limited, let’s admit it, they are way under paid! So helping fill up the classroom is the best gift you could give. Either make a guess at what your child’s classroom may need as you visit the classroom or simply ask the teacher what they would love to have on hand. Most teachers will be eager to tell you what they could use for the classroom and their students.

Teacher Appreciation Day Book

Here’s a few things I’m sure your child’s classroom could use for any grade:

  • Books Books Books, Teacher Appreciation Day by Lynn Plourde
  • puzzles
  • writing basics: pencils, crayons, markers
  • wet wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • tissues
  • post it notes
  • calculators
  • blocks or Legos
  • science supplies: magnets, magnifying glass, rocks, shells
  • craft supplies: paint, glue

Thanks to all our teachers out there, and know that we love what you do!


  1. I am a preschool teacher! I love your list of ideas!Glue sticks and books are great ideas! Would have to add in Ziploc bags in Snack Size, Lunch Bag size, and Gallon size. I use so many each week and find myself needing more every two weeks!


  2. Marie,
    I’m so glad you found me! I can’t believe how crafty you are. It’s fun to see all that you are doing – I’m glad we’re reconnecting through blogging! Hope you’re doing well!

  3. I gasped when I saw the pic of your little boy and Mrs. G*****! My son goes to her preschool too!! He is in the 4 year old class. I had no idea we lived in the same area. I have so enjoyed reading your blog sinse I found it a month or so ago. We LOVE your granola bars and have made them THREE times. We have also made your tissue paper butterflies and even ordered a butterfly garden. Guess you could say I am a make & take junkie! Thanks for Teacher Appreciation reminder. I better get something together. She is a wonderful teacher and deserves the best! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas.

  4. Hey Marie! Thanks for the reminder – I will have to get a little something together for our 2nd grader. =)

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