Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week Successfully Complete!

Last week was our Teacher Appreciation Week...SHAZAM was it fun!  Teachers, students and parents all had a great time with the theme of Super Hero Teachers.
Each day of the week there was a little something that every student could do to honor and say thank you to their teacher.  

Monday morning all of our teachers came to school and were surprised with Super Hero Classroom Signs on each of their doors.  Here are just a few of the clever pieces of art!  Some of the teacher faces were even added to the super hero action figures!




Each teacher had a Super Hero Info Sheet by their classroom door that gave their students hints of favorite things.  Sure made it easy gift giving for parents like me.
A super hero lunch was served each day of TA week for all teachers and staff.  Most of the meals were catered by local businesses in the area.  They wanted to express their thanks for great teachers too.  The teacher's lounge was decked out in super hero quotes and pictures and other great fun.  The teachers also found a little surprise every day in their mail box.   


Lots of parents doing lots of great things to show their appreciation for GREAT TEACHERS!

My 4th Grader decided to honor her teacher every day of TA week with a little something...
Day One
Kate became a reporter and asked her teacher...


Kate loves her teacher and it's easy to see why after reading her answers.  Kate will often come home from school exclaiming, "I just love Miss Grant!"  
eighteen25 had this cute "picked a teacher" template.
Berry chapstick, berry scents and hand sanitizer were all found at Bath and Body Works.
Day Two
Kate decided that Miss Grant needed some new school supplies for the classroom.  Of course chocolate was an important part of the "vital tools" needed for every super hero teacher.
Day Three
Kate, along with most of the other students in class, loves to be Miss Grant's sidekick.  Kate always has stories about adventures during the day and how Miss. Grant encourages them to help each other.  We decided Miss. Grant needed an energy drink after all that hard work.

Day Four
Today was the day that the students were encouraged to bring their teacher's favorite treat to class.  Miss Grant listed her favorite treat as a Symphony Bar...and who can disagree with that yummy choice!   I believe that every student, Kate included, brought Miss Grant a Symphony Bar.  She is stocked up for the rest of the year!  She should have lots of chocolate energy for her super hero work.  

Kate's Symphony Bar was disguised in a Super Hero wrapper. 
Day Five
To conclude Teacher Appreciation Week Kate chose to say "thanks" in a canned way.  She gathered all of Miss Grant's "super powers" and canned em!

We didn't want to forget all of the other important people at school so Kate gave a little treat to the secretaries, custodian, librarian, lunch ladies and principal.  Kate had fun delivering to all her teachers at school.
We need SMORE teachers like you!
Go to livinglocurto for this free download.

I was asked to prepare a few other gifts for a teacher drawing during the week.  I decided a few things from my little business, Chocolates For Breakfast would be great teacher gifts.  
Cake Plates with Sweet Tooth Fairy Cake Bites
I absolutely love Origins products and as luck would have it my brother works for Origins in Princeton.  We love to visit his store and I just happened to have a few products I could part with for our beloved teachers.  One of my most favorite products at Origins is the Gloomaway bar.  The grapefruit bath bar scent is divine and also drives away mosquitoes!  


We wrapped up a few of our Cuddle Me Quilts and 
delivered them for the teacher drawing.  
Ahhh what a nice week we had!

We love our teachers and appreciate 
ALL they do!



  1. Great stuff!
    Would be willing to email me your Superhero water bottle label?

  2. I love the sign announcing how children can recognize their teachers each day! Is the template for it available?

    1. The one that looks like a newspaper with the information about what students can do to recognize their teachers.

    2. Do you still have this template? Would you be willing to share?

    3. This was done by someone else and we don't have access to it. Sorry

  3. The cans can be found at Home Depot or Lowe's. They sell them empty in the paint dept. Michaels also has some small cans.

  4. Is the template available for the teacher appreciation week news flyer with the superheros? Each day of the week suggests something different the students can do for their teacher.


  5. There is no template for that Design. Sorry! It was made by someone else.

  6. Hi! I love your ideas. My sister and I are in charge of our school's teacher appreciation week and are doing a Superhero theme. I was wondering how you went about getting businesses to cater the lunches for the teachers everyday?

  7. We just made a list of businesses in our community and then started contacting them. All were very nice and either said they would love to help or they couldn't at that time but call back again. Many of the owners have kids going to our schools so were more than happy to help. If you don't want to make personal contacts alot of businesses have email addresses. WalMart has made several large donations...you just have to give them a month or two for the paperwork. Some places are happy to donate a portion of a meal, like Subway offered sandwiches then we went to a local grocery store for the drinks and cookies. Hope that helps! Good luck.

  8. Do you have a download for the paint can labels?

    1. Marci, if you still need the download send me your email address and I will send you the jpg. If you would like the teacher's name on the label let me know.

  9. I love this paint can idea. Headed to HD tomorrow in search of the cans. :) Are you able to email the template? My email is Sandra.hines85@gmail.com and my teachers name is Mrs. Harrell. THANK YOU!