Teacher Appreciation Day is here! Celebrate this National Teacher Day with these great teacher appreciation ideas from Gryphon House.
One of the best ways to thank a teacher is to give him or her a resource that celebrates the valuable work done every day with young children.
Here are our picks for the 3 best ways to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day:
1. Never, Ever Serve Sugary Snacks on Rainy Days...and Other Words of Wisdom for Teachers of Young Children, by veteran educator Shirley Raines, EdD. This witty book of quotes and tips are sure to bring a smile to any teacher's face. Some of the colorful quotes include: "Buy tissues by the dozens. Buy crayons and markers by the gross. The more crayons and markers you have, the fewer tissues you need." and "Ask your colleagues for advice. Try it and thank your lucky stars you have colleagues who are friends."
2. Good Morning, Children: My First Years in Early Childhood Education, by blogger and educator Sophia E. Pappas. Based on her popular Pre-K Now blog, Sophia Pappas’ book Good Morning, Children provides an up-close and personal view of the challenges and successes of a beginning teacher. In chronicling the successes and failures of her first years as an early childhood educator, Ms. Pappas, a veteran of the Teach For America education program, covers a range of topics that both new and experienced educators face in the early childhood classroom.
3. (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education, by Judy Fujawa. Veteran teacher Judy Fujawa offers over two decades of experience in her warm, witty book of lists. Filled with the imminently practical (Creative Gift Ideas, Things to Do With Boxes, Supplies or Materials That Encourage Children to Be Creative) to the philosophical (How Children Learn, Answers to: Why Read to My Child?) to the hilarious (The "F" Words Children Are Allowed to Use, Things Found in Children's Pockets), these lists cover nearly everything one needs to know to work with and raise young children.