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Making Teacher Appreciation Week Special, Not Stressful: Tips for Busy Moms

Updated: May 3

As a mom juggling countless responsibilities, showing appreciation for your children's teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week (it's from May 6-10, 2024 by the way) might seem like just another task on your never-ending to-do list. However with one small, thoughtful gesture, you can express your gratitude without adding to your stress.

Founder of Sherah shares her thoughts on Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers often receive an abundance of well-intentioned gifts during this week and the holidays, but many admit they have enough candles and coffee mugs to last a lifetime. So, what do they really want?

According to feedback from the many teachers of our Sherah assistants' kids we've asked, cash and gift cards reign supreme. You can never go wrong with an Amazon gift card, plus Amazon sells and ships gift cards from different stores. Starbucks gift cards are also particularly popular, offering teachers a well-deserved caffeine boost. Plus if you forget to buy one in advance, you can email it to the teachers within seconds on the same day!

Various gift cards for Teacher Appreciation Week

If you're unsure about specific preferences, opt for cash or versatile gift cards that allow teachers to choose what they truly desire. While alcohol can be a thoughtful gift, it's essential to know the recipient's preferences beforehand. Hence, cash and gift cards remain the safest bets.

However, meaningful gestures don't need to break the bank. A heartfelt, hand-written card from your child can brighten a day more than any purchased gift. Encourage your little ones to express their gratitude and share a short answer about their favorite moment each day in class or their favorite thing about their teacher. It's a simple yet more powerful way to show appreciation.

Plus don't underestimate the value of a thoughtful email from YOU. In our fast-paced lives, taking a moment to express your gratitude with your own personal anecdote via a quick email can mean the world. It's a small gesture that demonstrates your appreciation, even amidst a hectic schedule. Maybe you love their weekly emails or how they really know your kid. Maybe it's how your kid comes home with funny stories about your teacher's dog or how they love circle time the most. Sharing a short, personal story back with your teacher makes all the difference.

At Sherah, we understand the demands of your modern, busy life. We can provide you with more specific suggestions based on what you know about your teachers if you like, plus we can handle the logistics of expressing your family's gratitude during Teacher Appreciation Week including purchasing, wrapping and delivering.

This way you can focus on what matters most – showing your genuine appreciation - without adding to your stress. We hope this helps.

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