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50 Cute Sayings for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Posted by  ·  May 2, 2019  ·  Last Updated: May 12, 2019

Wrap up fun teacher gifts with these cute sayings! Just pick the perfect teacher appreciation quote from this long list, pair it with a small gift, and you’ll have them appreciating your thoughtfulness.

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, but you may want to check with your school to make sure they are using the same dates.  Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Teacher Gift Ideas

If you need more inspiration, check out these great Teacher Gift Ideas! From clever gifts and fun tags to decoration ideas, you will find loads of ways to say thank you.cute sayings for teacher appreciation gifts

Cute Sayings for Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Here is a long list of cute puns. These thank you sayings work for a variety of small gifts.

  • “Thanks for helping our child ‘bloom’   or “grow” tag with a bouquet of flowers or growing plant
  • “Thanks for giving our child a hand” tag with hand lotion
  • “There is no “sub” stitute for you!” tag attached to a gift card from the local sub shop
  • “Thanks a ‘latte!” tag with a gift card from the local coffee shop, special coffees or travel mug
  • “You are ‘souper’!” soup mix, custom decorated soup bowls or homemade soup
  • “Thanks for holding everything together” tags with fun paper clips
  • “Just a note to say you’re special” custom note pads, purchased notepads or post it notes
  • “You really measure up” tag with a cool ruler, yardstick or measuring tape
  • “You are ‘sum’ body special” tag with a calculator or math game for the class
  • “Thanks for a ‘picture’ perfect year” tag with a movie gift card or nice picture frame
  • “You are the apple of our eye” with a basket of apples (Construction paper leaves with notes of appreciation are a nice touch)
  • “You are ‘tea’rrific!” tag with a selection of teas
  • “Thanks for making our school year bright” tag with highlighters for a brilliant teacher
  • “You are one smart cookie” tag with homemade cookies
  • “Thanks for helping me grow” tag with flower seeds or a plant
  • “Your teaching is right on target” attached to a Target gift card
  • “Thanks for lighting the way” or “You light up our world” with a flashlight or nice candle
  • “We are your biggest ‘fan’!” with a cute desk fan, handheld fan or paper fan
  • “Thanks for ‘time’ you spent with me.” tag on a cute clock, fun watch or pretty appointment book
  • “We are fortunate to have you” tag with Chinese takeout box filled with fortune cookies
  • “You have been the ‘bright’ spot in our year” tag with a package of highlighters
  • “You are a joy!” tag attached to an Almond Joy candy bar
  • “Thanks for giving me a hand” tag attached to work or garden gloves filled with candy
  • “You have been just ‘write’ this year!” package of nice pencils or pens in a case or container
  • “You rock!” tag with pop rocks, rock candy, Rock Star soft drink or painted rock for a paperweight
  • “Here is a ‘pat’ on the back for doing such a great job!” tag attached to a gift certificate for a massage
  • “You have been the ‘key’ to our child’s success!” tag attached to a key ring or pretty handmade key chain
  • “We are ‘nuts’ about you!” tag attached to some nuts
  • “You ‘float’ above the rest” tag attached to a balloon or fun pool float for the summer
  • “You are an AW-esome teacher” tag attached to a six-pack of A&W root beer
  • “Thank you for quenching my thirst for knowledge” tag attached to a reusable drinking cup
  • “I couldn’t have ‘picked’ a better teacher” tag attached to a fruit basket, or cookies in a berry basket
  • “Shooting for Brownie points” tag attached to a box of brownies
  • “You are a ‘Fanta’ stic teacher” tag attached to a bottle of Fanta
  • “We need ‘S’more’ teachers like you” tag attached to S’mores supplies
  • “Here’s the scoop… you are the best!” attached to Sundae supplies or gift card for an ice cream shop
  • “Here ‘s a little extra ‘dough’! ” Thanks for all you do!” package with cookie dough or dollar bills
  • “You wrote the book on being a great teacher!” attached to pencils and books or a gift card from the bookstore
  • “You are the sweetest teacher! Thanks for making me a smart cookie!” plate of cookies
  • “I am so lucky to have you for a teacher” attached to a lottery ticket or Lucky Charms cereal
  • “I am bananas for you” attached to banana bread
  • “You are the ‘highlight’ of my day!” attached to highlighters
  • “Thank you for making our students bright!” attached to highlighters
  • “We ‘flippin’ love you” with a spatula and cookie, brownie or cake mix
  • “I have to ad ‘mitt’ you are one great teacher” oven mitt filled with teaching supplies or other small gifts
  • “You are a cut above” attached to scissors
  • “From my calculations, you are the best teacher!” attached to a calculator
  • “We are ‘Soda” lighted you were our teacher” attached to a favorite soda

Candy Puns

Because every teacher loves a good pun, these thank you sayings are an easy way to take a simple candy bar and make it a fun gift. Incorporating puns will give both your child and their teacher a good chuckle!  You could also write these cute sayings onto a piece of poster board, attach the candy, and give a giant size “sweet” appreciation gift to your teacher! What a great way to make a chocolate bar special.

  • “You are out of this world” tag attached to a Milky Way or Mars candy bar
  • “You deserve an extra Payday” tag attached to a Payday Candy bar
  • “We appreciate the ‘mounds’ of work you do” tag attached to a Mounds candy bar
  • “You are ‘extra’ special” tag attached with a pack of Extra Gum
  • “You are o’fish’ally the best!” tag attached to Goldfish crackers or Swedish Fish
  • “Thanks for helping me become a real ‘smartie’ pants!” tag attached to a package of Smarties
  • “You are worth more than a 100 grand to us!” tag attached to a 100 Grand candy bar
  • “You’re a ‘treasure’ “ tag with Treasures candy
  • Thank for all your hard work. You deserve a ‘break’ today!tag with a Fast-Break candy or McDonald’s gift card.
  • “You ‘mint’ so much to us this year” tag attached to some mints
  • “You’re an ‘amazing’ teacher” tag attached to an Amazing candy bar

How Sweet It Is to Be Taught by You!

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download these 4 tags for free —–> Teacher Candy Grams

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags

If you liked the funny teacher quotes above, here are 20 of the most popular puntastic sayings for teacher gifts. They are ready for you to download, print on cardstock and attach to a small gift.  This will be your easiest Teacher Appreciation Week ever!

teacher gift tags 20 Printable Teacher Gift Tags

You will find tags for books, markers, note cards, candles, pencils, flowers(plants), candles, candy, scissors, duct tape or stickers, oven mitt, coffee, tea, tote bag, calculator or math game, picture frame, flashlight, highlighters, and Sharpie markers. Get the 20 Printable Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags as an immediate download for $3.95.learn more button

Thank You Sayings for Gift Cards

Teacher Appreciation Day quotes are also good for parting gifts on the last day of school, or any time you want to show how much you value all your teachers do. Here are the cutest printable gift card holders for teachers. They are a clever way to give your teacher a gift card, and I have done my research—teachers love gift cards!


Don’t miss these other cute ideas for the end of school year teacher gift-giving.

More Teacher Gifts Ideas

Here are some perfect printables for flower puns.

Thank You for Helping me Grow (Bloom included too)

thank you for helping me grow tag on succulent on tera cotta pot

Printable Plant Stake

blooming flower teacher gift
Maybe you just want to say thanks with a handwritten note from your child. This free printable note will help you do just that.
Thank You Note to Teacher
Printable Teacher Thank You Note
These printable gift tags work on any gift!
Thank You Teacher Gift Tag
thank you teacher
Inspirational Teacher Quotes 
printable teacher gift tags with measuring tape ribbon
If you need a funny teacher gift…
Wine Teacher Gift <—– download free tag
wine bottle with my child might be the reason you drink tag
So many great ways to say thanks to a teacher who is indeed making a difference in the lives of our children.

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  1. Monday, April 22nd, 2019
    love your teacher gift ideas. Looking as the PTA mom to celebrate our teachers and of course we have no money. so trying to be creative.
  2. Juniba
    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    First of all, I want to thank you Cindy for sharing such an informative article with us.its my teacher birthday and I wanted to do something special and couldn't think of anything but after reading your article I decided to give my teacher a Tshirt with saying on it thanks again.
  3. Juniba
    Monday, October 8th, 2018
    Really good gifts list, Thanks for sharing :)
  4. Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
    I was thinking to give a personalized t shirt to my teacher and was thinking for quite a long time as what to write on it. Great ideas must say. Thank youuu.
  5. Anjee Shinkan
    Friday, April 20th, 2018
    Nice to have the ideas in list form. Made it and simple to scroll thru and find the perfect ones!
  6. Friday, January 19th, 2018
    Some times its a pain in the ass to read what people wrote but this website is rattling user pleasant!
  7. Kim Willoughby
    Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
    I was wondering if $3 was a one-time fee with unlimited printing or do I need to pay the $3 after printing a certain amount?
    • Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
      You pay $3 and download the pdf. You can print it as much as you want after you have the file for yourself.
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
      One time fee Kim, print as many as you like!
  8. Wakababy0234
    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
    This is very amazing in Fraser And Warren even Chesterfield , There's amazing Teachers! To appreciate every little thing they do is awesome and with out them .... How would w eve smart!? I'm studying to be a teacher and little witty bitty bitter. Sarah , these are nice little gifts for Teachers because of all hey do! And even you really don't like it just say "This is just to much" or "I'm not sure i like this " W Eco it out of the kindness of our her
    • Maria
      Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
      I know that this post is from 2014, but it makes me cringe to see so many mistakes from someone studying to be a teacher. I sincerely hope she was trying to be funny.
  9. Rachael
    Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
    We did:

    Thanks for helping _____"polish" their skills with a tote of tissue paper wrapped nail polish.
    • Cindy
      Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
      Rachael, super cute idea. Thanks for sharing!
  10. Nancy Jean Storie
    Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
    As a retired teacher, I was looking for some ideas for my grandson's teachers. I volunteer at his school because I know how much the help is needed. As a former volunteer coordinator for the school where I taught, I appreciated any help given to any of our teachers. Your website has been extremely helpful!! Simple is great and so appreciated!! Keep up your good work in helping others!!
  11. JeaN
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    SO sad to know that some of these SOUR people were teachers, my only hope it that they were not in elementary!
  12. Saturday, April 26th, 2014
    I love all these ideas! My daughter has some incredible PreK teachers and I really want to give them something creative. Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning this!
  13. Friday, April 25th, 2014
    To Sarah--I am so sorry that you seem to be so bitter about tokens of appreciation. I taught elementary school for 40 years and, more often than not, I loved my job. I truly appreciated any effort of gratitude from any student or parent no matter how small. Some days it made all the difference in my day and in my attitude.
  14. Sharon
    Thursday, April 24th, 2014
    In response to # 4.
    WOW!! Bitter much? This is a great list of suggestions to get the creative juices flowing. I try to do things like this throughout the year along with a few dollars here and there for things that they have to provide out of their own pockets. My children's teachers are sweet, hard working, sacrificial, and gracious. They appreciate being thought of no matter what you do b/c not everyone can afford to be witty to a handful of teacher's for a whole week. But a nice note or something thoughtful goes a long way. There is NO WRONG WAY to encourage an educator. Do not let one person's bitter ingratitude stop you from doing what you can to thank your child's teacher.
  15. Bonnie Sasvedra
    Thursday, March 20th, 2014
    Hi there I purchased these amazing quotes and it is not allowing me to retrieve the page it states the page is expired? Can you please helpe with this. Thank you in advance.
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  20. Jill
    Monday, November 18th, 2013
    We always remember to give small gifts or gift cards to our children's teacher, but the last couple years we have added in the music teacher, gym, art, and even the receptionist, nurse, & principal. I think they are often forgotten but are also a huge part of a great school and support team for our children & teachers. Also for teachers at different times in the year I will send an email asking how things are going, if they need any projects worked on, copies made, etc. or extra supplies they are running low on. Just letting that teacher know you are available to help make their job easier means a lot. You'd be surprised how much a box of Ziplocs or extra post-its will mean! I've never been a teacher I don't know that I have what it takes, this is my observations of how we all can reach out to those who play a huge role in molding our children's lives.
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  25. Peggy Eakins
    Friday, October 4th, 2013
    To Dee (April 29th)

    How about "You Are One "Scent-sational" Teacher! Thanks for all you do.
  26. lacee
    Thursday, September 26th, 2013
    How sad it is to read some of the negative comments. I teach 2nd grade and love getting these little gifts. Yes I love gift cards but a gift is a gift. You take it and say thank you! I am also a mom who loves to do these for my kid's teachers. It is just nice to have someone think of you and a cute phrase doesn't hurt.
  27. antara yadav
    Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
    love you teachers
  28. Brenda
    Saturday, August 24th, 2013
    To all of the Teachers out there. I do believe you are under payed and under appreciated. It is sad this country will pay someone millions of dollars to play sports..really full grown Men and Women making millions while our Teachers pay is about 20 - 30 thousand a year to start and to care for 20 -30 children. I have 2 full grown children and while raising them almost everything on a daily basis was a challenge, can't not even image what our Teacher's endure each day while trying to teach our children.

    I wish I had the power to change the way things are..

    Thank you to all the great Teacher's out there!
  29. Brenda
    Saturday, August 24th, 2013
    To # 4 Sarah...are you really a Teacher? If so you apparently are in the wrong profession...so happy you are NOT my Grandson's Teacher!
  30. Alexander
    Friday, May 31st, 2013
    This Note is for Sarah. Thanks God you are a former teacher and I feel so sorry for the 30 children you took care in your years of service; as a parent the worst thing is to have an arrogant and careless teacher for my kids. I truly hope teachers like you be smarter and instead of choosing teaching as a career choose a more profitable profession like Engineering or Medicine, but I guess that will also be too hard for you. For all those teachers out there who really love their jobs a huge appreciation in all ways, let me say thank you for making my kids life important and teaching them that good knowledge and good people is what this world should be full of, because teacher are an extension of the parents at school.

    Sarah I hope your retirement be happy and not even your grandsons or granddaughters bother you too much!
  31. Lola
    Sunday, May 12th, 2013
    For someone like, who has a hard time coming up with things to say to a teacher without coming off too mushy(lol because my child's teacher this year really has made a huge impact on her) I think these sayings are cute and say thanks in a different and lighthearted way :)

    My child's teacher lives snapple so I got a six pack of snapple and attached a little not that said ' thanks for making this year a snap'.

    Anyway thanks for sharing you ideas with all of us :)
  32. Ellen
    Saturday, May 11th, 2013
    Thanks so much for this great website and ideas. This year our PTO gave little surprises each day to the teachers and we all LOVED them. It isn't the size of the gift that matters. It is knowing that your hard work is appreciated. So to all you parents out there who do things like this for your kids' teachers-Please continue to do so. We really are happy that you appreciate us.
  33. Krista
    Thursday, May 9th, 2013
    So happy I found this on pinterest today! I think it is important to thank your child's teacher whenever possible. I don't think it's important that the gift be expensive, but something that your child can be involoved in to learn about giving thanks.

    @ Sarah, I was disappointed to find such a negative post on a site designed to give praise to YOUR profession. If you don't like your job then you are the only one to blame; not the 30 kids that drain the energy out of you. Really? I hope you don't have kids of your own with that attitude.
  34. Riana
    Thursday, May 9th, 2013
    I too, debated and mulled over what to do for my teenagers' teachers. They have truely been a blessing to me. So as I walked around the store, I thought I wanted to give them something special that doesn't go bad, doesn't make you fat(since so many of the teachers are health concious. I went with a short vase with the colored blue and green glass stones. I then took pens and bought artificial flowers and floral tape. I attatched the flowers to the pens. The pens stand up in the vases like a bouquet of spring flowers. But I was at a loss for what to write on the plain gift bags. These ideas were GREAT. To Sarah, it's a good thing you DON'T teach at my kids' school because you wouldn't have been given the option to retire. With an attitude like yours, you would have been fired!!!! When teachers are trying to teach kids attiude is one of the hurdles teachers must overcome. You however are not being a very good role model. So how can you honestly expect a classroom of 30 kids to act accordinly if you yourself can't keep it together. In addition to the cutsey note or tag, I am having MY CHILDREN to hand write a THANK YOU note, depicting why they appreciate them.
  35. Lori
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
    Great ideas for appreciating teachers or anyone who makes our lives a little easier. As a current teacher Sarah's posting was rather disturbing. I am glad that you are a "recently former teacher" because teachers like you give the rest of us a bad rap. Yes, having little notes from students and parents ARE wonderful and I treasure the ones I have gotten in the last 21 years. But(!) they are few and far between. I appreciate ALL the little "rewards" I receive from my students and their parents, even the candy bars with the goofy puns. Sometimes it might just be the comment as they leave the class, "Wow! I can't believe class is over already!" Or "I really like this book!" Most days it IS just the little things...
  36. Dede
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
    @SARAH why do you even teach? You went into this profession knowing the pay is little, and that it's very hard work. You touch lives everyday and that should be PAY enough. The mini treats and puns are just extra...and should be appreciated. I'm very disappointed in your comment:( I hope your poor attitude doesn't carry over into your classroom.
  37. Tiffani Lepley Ault
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
    I forgot...my son's teacher is wonderful! he lost his tooth in school, she emailed me and was upset that SHE forgot her card for her camera and couldn't take a picture right then, for the initial "reveal"! Always a smile, quick replies if emailed, and Ry LOVES his class and her!!
  38. Tiffani Lepley Ault
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
    Oh my goodness, I just found this site this morning and LOVE IT!! I am a now, stay at home mom, but before the kids and once they are grown, I will go back to teaching middle school! Love that age! My son just started school this year and my daughter preschool...so I sell Longaberger and got some of their Bloomin' flowers to attach the "bloom" note to, and did an Longaberger wooden apple (hahaha, won't go bad!) w/ the apple comment! then the kids signed in a hidden spot also! I am starting w/ PTO this year, so this will be a GREAT site to follow!! Also, I may have missed it, but a star plate or cookie cutter or something starry w/ a "Super Star" or "out of this world" tag might be neat!! Thank you again!! :)
  39. Kaylan
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
    Wow Sarah....I'm seriously disgusted by you! If my child were to ever get a teacher like you I'd yank him out of your class so quick!
  40. Jeanne
    Monday, May 6th, 2013
    Teacher, Sarah needs a new profession. Sounds like she's burned out. Is that truely what she thinks when anyone student or parent makes a kind gesture giving a cute little something, that says we are thinking of you! What, you are expecting something with monitary value $$? Sarah, you knew before going into the profession,that it entailed, including pay...we all have choices. With an attitude like that how effective can you be?
  41. Regina
    Sunday, May 5th, 2013
    I normally do not post comments on sites but I have to agree with others, Sarah obviously should have retired a long time ago. Sarah must not have appreciated things parents did for her. I have been involved with PTO for years. When you have a limited budget to work with, the PTO cannot go out and buy lavish gifts/gift cards. Maybe she would have preferred that but your ideas are great. It is difficult to come up with ideas because I know teachers receive so many gifts. I would think receiving a small token of appreciation would be mean so much. Sarah needs to remember that parents with PTO volunteer their time and don't get paid. I have been in my kitchen for almost 4 hours cooking for teacher appreciation week along with making goody bags for 75 faculty/staff. I do PTO because I appreciate all that teachers do in educating our students. Teachers do not get enough respect or appreciation for all that they do but when you have one sour apple like Sarah make ugly comments to you, it makes me upset. I have put hours and hours in planning for teacher appreciation week at the school where my child attends but thinking a teacher has negative comments to make like Sarah honestly makes me not want to do PTO. I feel I am wasting my time and energy in trying to make a special week for everyone if that is how teachers feel (I think Sarah is an exception). If you have negative comments to make, leave them off this site because I think the ideas that have been shared have been 'GREAT". Thanks for sharing!!!
  42. Carolyn
    Saturday, May 4th, 2013
    Thank you very much for these cute ideas. As a teacher myself, I always appreciate any little gift of thoughtfulness that comes my way. I too pan to use one of these ideas to brighten the day of my fellow teachers. Your sight was exacty what I was looking for today. Thank you for helping to bring a little sunshine into the classroom.
    • Saturday, May 4th, 2013
      Thanks Carolyn for your sweet words!
    • Juniba
      Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
      Carolyn your so right the post is very informative thank for this cute saying I'm glad I get to read this post.
  43. Saturday, May 4th, 2013
    Love this and your blog! I would love to have you come and share this at my link party that is just up and going! Come join us! We would love to have you at greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com
  44. Friday, May 3rd, 2013
    I was a teacher for 4 years before becoming a stay at home mom, and teacher appreciation day was one of my favorite days of the year! Thanks for sharing these cute sayings...hopefully lots of moms will use them to make their kid's teachers feel appreciated! :-)

    I featured this on my blog
    • Friday, May 3rd, 2013
      Thank you for the feature and I do hope people love and use these ideas!
  45. Friday, May 3rd, 2013
    Such clever saying and gift ideas.

    We've love for you to show your posts with our readers at our Finished Friday Link-up.
  46. Lorrie
    Friday, May 3rd, 2013
    Sarah seems a little burned out, but her main thought seems to be...It really is important to feel respected, and appreciated. One does not need to spend money, or go to a lot of time to make a cute thing, a simple heart felt thank you, is very effective. THANK YOU for posting all these great ideas, and doors. They are a lovely way to brighten the day, bring a smile, and a laugh. Who couldn't appreciate that? Teachers who posted...we love your kindness, support, and appreciation! You are right, there are fewer and fewer of us, who make a great effort, to MAKE the time, to thank you...you deserve more, and teachers like you, make it WORTH the effort of those of us, who enjoy loving you, and encouraging our children to support, and appreciate you. YOU ROCK! People who take the enormous time to make places like this, for those of us who are really good at copying and adapting others work... YOU ARE THE FUEL TO OUR FIRE!! KEEP BURNING BRIGHT!! THANKS!!!
  47. Stephanie
    Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
    I agree that any token of gratitude would be greatly appreciated. I am also a teacher and plan to use one of these ideas to bestow upon my co-workers because we all need all of the kindess and support we can get these days.

    Thanks for posting this great list of ideas!
  48. Elanoer
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
    As a teacher, for someone to give me anything for all the hard work we do is very much appreciative. I love my job and would never think of doing anything else. Beggers can not be choosers. I thought giving each teacher a little gift with a pun attached to it was very nice and thoughtful. It also made my day that much better and that much easier to get through. It makes me mad that Sarah would try to put people to shame for trying to do something so kind. Maybe she should have retired a little earlier.
  49. loosygoose
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
    To Sarah. I too spend my days taking care of other people's children for 8 hours every day. And I would be thankful for any and all goofy trinkets or mini sized junk food that those childrens' parents would see fit to bestow on me as a token of their appreciation for doing the job that I love no matter how physically or emotionally draining it may be. Maybe you should consider a career change so you can appreciate the small things once again.
    To Dee. How about 'you are simply "scent"sational.
  50. Kim
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    Thank you for posting these ideas! And @ Sarah - as a current educator, I'm saddened by your pessimistic comments. So few people even bother to say thank you at all, so why would you demean the efforts of those who do?
  51. Luanne Pang
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    awesome list! thanks for sharing these.
  52. Dee
    Monday, April 29th, 2013
    I love all your cute little sayings matched up with the little gifts. I have so many different teachers to get for, so grabbed more than one of your ideas!
    I was wondering if you can come up with one for the scents, our teacher loves her room a little dim and full of wonderful smells. . She holds a relaxing atmosphere for the children and was thinking of getting her maybe the electric candle wax , remember we can not have candles with fire. Maybe something like you touch all of our senses , but I think you may be able to come up with something better?
  53. Sarah
    Monday, April 29th, 2013
    As a recently former teacher, I'd much rather have had a short sincere note written specifically to me. Skip the candy, the goofy trinkets, etc. It belittles what I do to have you attempt to sum it up in a ridiculous pun. 'Oh, thanks so much for the mini-sized junk food; it really makes up for being paid poorly for draining every drop of energy and emotion in my body as I take care of 30 children's every need for 8 hours every day.'
    • Sarah K
      Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
      Sarah- I’m sorry you feel the parents owe you something or should try to make “it” up to you. As a labor and delivery nurse, I too believe my patients should feel obligated to make it up to me when I’m working my 8th, 12 hour midnight shift in a row. Clearly it’s their fault that I have to eat standing up while charting, run from one room to the next, and forget what the sun looks like. Oh wait... without them, I wouldn’t have a job. Quit sticking your hand out waiting for the World to fill it, put it back in your pocket, and stop feeling like you’re more important than the rest of us. Nurses and teachers are generally VERY underpaid and, at times, unappreciated. Guess what?? I knew that going in, and so did you. Time to put your big girl pants on and then do us all a favor and retire.
  54. Aubrey Hierholzer
    Friday, April 26th, 2013
    Love it! I'm showing this to our PTA as we shower our staff for the week! Thank you for generously sharing you're creative juices!
  55. stayathomemomma
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
    Hate to point it out, but your editor must have been snoozing. There are several goofs in these.......from "your" instead of "your are"....to "cute" above the rest....there were a few others as well. There might be some pople that would repeat those errors. Just saying.
    Cute ideas, though. I picked up some cute writing supplies yesterday and planned to say something about teacher having the "write" stuff.....this was before i ever saw your post.
  56. Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
    What awesome ideas! Thanks for making us a list. Our teachers work so hard loving on our children...your ideas help us appreciate their blessing in our lives.
    • Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
      Thanks for making us a list. Our teachers work so hard loving on our children...your ideas help us appreciate their blessing in our lives.