Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers are amazing! They dedicate their days to changing the lives of children. They deserve more than just one week a year to show them our love an appreciation. But, nationally, one week is devoted to celebrating teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is a time where parents, PTA's and administrative teams show teachers how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication.

Teachers are indeed Superheroes! So, what better way to celebrate than a week of Superhero themed goodies and fun!  You want to immerse your teachers in the theme by spending a little time decorating. You can start by sprucing up the front office and teacher lunch room with Superhero themed decorations. We used colored butcher paper and construction paper to cover the front entrance by the school office, or our "Superhero Headquarters."  It was easy to make the cityscape buildings with black and yellow construction paper. We just cut them in rectangles and squares and pasted them on the butcher paper. 

Teacher Appreciation Week Superhero Decorations

Teacher Lunchroom Superhero Decorations

The teacher lunchroom wall was covered by party scene backdrops sold at places like Party City or Oriental Trading. We also bought plastic table covers and Superhero cardboard word cutouts to use on the tables. Some of these items can also be found inexpensively at the Dollar Tree or other Dollar Stores. These small touches help put everyone in the mood of the theme. 

We planned special events or treats for each day of the week  We wanted the teachers to have more than just one day of celebration. We had the school Sunshine Committee and our PTA help fund some of the activities: 

Monday: Super Staff Gift
Tuesday: Super Staff Popcorn Bar
Wednesday: "Souper" Hero Sandwich Luncheon
Thursday: Super Charged Breakfast
Friday: Captain America Corn in a Cup

The small gift we made was super easy and inexpensive. We purchased hand sanitizer bottles from the Dollar Tree and wrapped them in a label we made on the computer. Teachers can always use sanitizer, right? We just printed the "Super Germ Fighter" printout on regular paper, cut it out and taped it to the hand sanitizer bottle. Then we added a bow to spruce it up a little. The teachers really appreciated the thoughtful gift. If you would like to download a FREE copy of the "Super Germ Fighter" printouts to make your own sanitizer bottle, you can find it in my Free Resource Library

Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts and Popcorn Bar

The Popcorn Bar was a huge hit. We set it up in the Teacher's Lounge so staff could help themselves anytime that afternoon. We had freshly popped popcorn (Our school has a popcorn machine, but you could buy already popped popcorn from the snack aisle in your grocery store. You could also check with your local movie theater because they might be able to sell you a large quantity of popcorn at a special price.) We added all kinds of fun popcorn toppings: Flavored Salts and Popcorn Seasonings, M&Ms, Cheese Balls, Whoppers, Goldfish, Pretzels, etc. You could add anything to a Popcorn Bar. Teachers and staff loved the fun afternoon snack. 

One of the biggest events that week was the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. We had a "Souper" Hero Sandwich Luncheon. Lunch was two types of soups, sandwiches and chips. Cupcakes were an easy dessert. The room was decorated with Superhero colors and party goods. It was super easy to make centerpieces with small boxes wrapped in paper to make them look like city buildings. 

Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon  
Teacher Appreciation Week Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Superhero Teacher Appreciation Week Photo Backdrop

We even set up a Photo Booth with a cityscape backdrop drawn with chalk on black butcher paper. The building in the front is a science board we cut to look like buildings with yellow construction paper windows. Staff could stand between the science board and the backdrop to take some "Super" photos with our photo props.

If you are interested in learning more about what we did during our Superhero Teacher Appreciation Week celebration, you can click the picture below to find the packet on my TPT store. It includes editable printables and lots of ideas to help you host your own Superhero Teacher Appreciation Week Celebration.

Superhero Teacher Appreciation Week Packet

Planning a special week like this for our teachers takes a little time and effort, but we think it is well worth it. Even if you don't have the time or resources to do a whole week worth of celebrating, any of these ideas can be something you can do for your teachers. Any small gesture goes a long way to telling them how much we appreciate what they do. We want to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing work and contributions our teachers make in educating our children. They are definitely our unsung "Superheroes!"

Until Next Time, 

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