There are a lot of hard jobs out there, but I think being a teacher is at the top of the list. I can honestly say that nothing about the profession appeals to me and I will always tip my hat to those who not only do the job, but love it. It can be an incredibly thankless appreciation which is why having a list of things to do for a teacher on National Teacher Appreciation Day can be so helpful.
Teachers are constantly working. If they aren't in the classroom, molding the minds of the future, then they are at home grading papers, preparing for classroom activities, and working after-school events. They work incredibly hard for not much money (seriously, no one is a teacher for the moolah) and deserve to be recognized for all they do.
National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3 this year, and is a day you definitely need to mark in your planner. Jamie Roy, a third grade teacher in Locust Grove, Georgia, spoke highly to Romper of parents who are willing to make a teacher feel appreciated. "Anything sentimental is always great," Roy says. "But everyone loves to give us bath stuff and honestly, that's not my favorite thing to get. Teachers just want to feel human. Anything that gives us a nice treat in the middle of the day or makes us feel worth it is nice."
If you need some ideas other than bath salts or coffee mugs (another thing teachers have plenty of, I've heard), try any of these 13 things to make your kid's teacher feel appreciated and human again.