Substitute Teacher Appreciation by Somewhat Simple

    Posted by  ·  April 17, 2013

    Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Through all of April I am excited to share some amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas series! It’s a great month! You will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!

    Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie from Somewhat Simple and I have a fun Substitute Teacher Appreciation idea to share with you today! My daughter’s 1st grade teacher had a baby earlier this year, and while she was on maternity leave, my daughter had an AMAZING substitute teacher for 6 weeks. I didn’t realize it was her last day teaching until I went to volunteer in the classroom one day. I wanted to get her a card or SOMETHING, and time was running out, so I ran to the closest grocery store to see what I could come up with. I ended up thinking of a perfect gift for a substitute teacher- take a look:

    What I bought: 1 Gift Card to Subway, 1 Gift Card to Gap, Markers and Post-It Strips.

    Remember, I said I was at the grocery store, so while it would have been nice to embellish this or make the cards cuter, my time (and supplies!) were very limited! The pictures for this post were taken in my car… that is how last-minute this idea was!


    I had my daughter sign a card for her and I wrote a simple thank you message and we stick the gift cards inside the envelope and called it good. My daughter loved giving her teacher something special on her last day.

    Simple, EASY idea, but thoughtful- right? 🙂

    I’d love to have you stop by Somewhat Simple and say “Hi!” My team and I share 2 creative posts each and every day- fun crafts, simple recipes, home projects and more! We also have a link party each Thursday you won’t want to miss and tons of fun happening on our social media channels- follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+!

    Stop by Somewhat Simple for more crafty inspiration and to enter the Show your Appreciation giveaway today (you get a new entry each time your visit our guest blogger)! We are giving away hundreds of dollars worth of fun goodies! You won’t want to miss this!


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    1. Caleb
      Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
      Thanks for the idea, my friend and I are working on a serveus project, This was really helpful
    2. Monday, April 14th, 2014
      Amazing blog! Do you have any helpful hints for
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    3. Ms. B
      Sunday, May 5th, 2013
      As a sub, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Things like this mean a lot to us. Yes, we get paid, yes the ones looking for a job get experience. But a lot of us do it because we love doing it. We love knowing that we are appreciated by the teachers, administrators and parents. Thank you.
    4. Luanne Pang
      Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
      very thoughtful gift for a sub teacher
    5. Monday, April 29th, 2013
      As a substitute teacher myself, I love this cute gift idea! Very creative :)
    6. Angie lee
      Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
      Super cute idea!