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Five Ideas for a Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up, and it’s no secret that teachers are working harder than ever.

So, since the ways in which they teach their students has certainly changed, here are also a few different ways during Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 to say thank you to all the unsung teacher heroes working “behind the screens” to keep their kids learning.

Trust us when we say just doing one or two of these things for teachers will really brighten their day.

#1: Yard Signs

Design and print yard signs to place in teachers’ lawns. Consider using “We Love Our Teachers” or “A Rockstar Teacher Lives Here” for the message. Or, have students make homemade versions. Once the signs are made, organize a group of volunteers to drive around and distribute the signs. But remember to keep your distance and follow local guidelines.

#2: Thank a Teacher Car Parade

When schooling first moved online, we saw many teachers across the country organizing car parades to visit their students from a safe distance. Now, it’s your turn! Gather the neighborhood, make homemade signs and honk your horns loudly to show the nearby teachers how much they are appreciated.

#3: Social Shoutout

Download one of our Teacher Appreciation Week Applause Cards and participate in the Herff Jones #ThankATeacher social media campaign. Share the card to social and tag a teacher — past or present — who has impacted your life or your child’s life.

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#4: Video Message

Kind words go a long way. Help your kids record a brief thank-you message to send to their teachers. Let teachers know their impact and that students miss them and face-to-face classroom time.

#5: e-Gift Cards

You can’t go wrong with a gift card, and many stores and restaurants offer digital options. Send it via e-mail with a personalized note of thanks. Bonus points for you if you support a local business!

No matter how big or small you decide to go, just be sure the teachers know you care. In the end, it’s the thought that counts, and a thank you goes a long way.

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