This week I did my PTA thing and organized some fun activities for the teachers and staff at my kids’ school to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.
Monday – The week started with a Strawberry Shortcake Buffet for the whole staff. We set up in the lounge and served teachers/staff during their lunch break.
Nine loaves of pound cake, ten pounds of strawberries, and 3 cans of whip cream later … I’d say it was a successful day and the teachers loved the treat!
Tuesday –For Superhero Day, we asked the kids to wear their superhero tshirts to honor their teachers. (If they didn’t have a superhero tshirt, we told ‘em to be their teacher’s sidekick and wear their teacher’s favorite color instead.)
All heroes have special tools, so we also told the kids to bring their teachers a special “tool” (school supply) to stash their toolkits.
I created this big comic-book inspired bulletin board that reads “Teachers! Able to Leap into our Hearts in a Single Bound”. (The black and yellow is butcher paper, and I painted random white windows with acrylic paint. Easy!)
I made each teacher a custom Superman logo (with their initial) on their door with their awesome superpowers. Here’s a second grade teacher with her sign that reads “Shaping young minds one lesson plan at a time” and “Teacher by day, superhero by night”:
I covered the hall ways with lots of fun superpowers we know our teachers could have:
(Click any picture to see it enlarged.)
Here’s some closeups:
And I posted one of these for every grade level:
This one says “Can pat head and rub tummy at same time” and these fun teachers proved they’ve all got the talent:
I made a set of easy superhero logo posters, too (Everything I Need to Know I Learned From My Heroes):
Finally, we gave each teacher a lighthearted reminder of our sincere thanks for being crazy good at what they do:
and the view from the back with a cape and “Thank you for being our SOUPER hero” sticker:
Wednesday – On this day we gave the teachers a catered lunch from one of their favorite restaurants. They received a box lunch with a sampler of eight different salads. Yum!
Dessert was mini cupcakes and brownie bites. Cupcake stand was recycled boxes we wrapped with wrapping paper.
The placemats were recycled book covers from first grade math workbooks!
Thursday – We hand delivered muffins and water to the teachers on Thursday. We offered blueberry, banana nut or chocolate chip.
Everyone also got a bottled water that read “It’s not a fancy schmancy Starbucks drink, but we still thank you.”
The teachers were so excited to get their special breakfast!
Friday – This is the day we designated for all the kids in the school to bring a snack or dessert to share with the staff.
We covered the counters in the teachers lounge with lots and lots of goodies for them to enjoy all day!
The lounge was filled to the rim with cookies, brownies, cakes, bars, pudding, snacks, etc.
What a fun week it has been! Enjoy, teachers!
You are very much appreciated!