The end of the school year usually means running a million miles a minute tying up loose ends, making sure your kid is prepared for tests, and lining up summer plans. Before you get too far though, don't forget about one of the biggest role models in your child's life this school year — their teacher. It's easy to want to shout a quick thank you across the hall as you rush off on the last day, but when you think about everything they've done, there are several things to do at the end of the school year to thank your kid's teacher.
But this shouldn't be just another item to cross off your to-do list. Your "thank you" doesn't have to be complicated — in fact, it probably shouldn't be. Teachers are flooded with little trinkets and teacher-themed paraphernalia that in reality, they'll probably never use or want. So ditch the "Number One Teacher" mugs and keep things simple this year with a thank you gesture that gets straight to the point and they will actually enjoy.
Whether you choose one of these options or all of them, simply taking the time to express your thanks will help your kiddo's teacher to feel as appreciated as they deserve to feel, ensuring their Summer is off to a great start.