Parent Magazine St. Johns October 2019 - Page 12

YEAR-LONG TEACHER APPRECIATION IDEAS If you are waiting until May each year to say thanks to your child’s teacher, consider stepping up sooner. Pay attention to teacher-appreciation activities and try to celebrate your teacher all year long. Catch a teacher or administrator doing something right and express your appreciation with a quick thank-you note. Here is a list of inexpensive gifts that make a nice gesture any time of year: A pair of movie tickets A small bouquet of flowers Gift card to an art supply stores Something for her sweet tooth A potted perennial Restaurant gift certificates Bath salts or bubbles 12 | S T. J O H N S parent M A G A Z I N E Gift card to a bookstore Your best cookie recipe with the cookies An iTunes card Water bottle or travel mug A pot of assorted herbs Office supply gift card Gourmet food basket Coffee or tea shop gift card DID YOU ‘LOVE’ SCHOOL? Maybe you think ‘love’ is a word that should be reserved for family and religion. But if your child does not love learning by the time he or she graduates from elementa- ry school, you may be in for a long uphill climb in middle school, high school, and college. Keep your attitude towards academics upbeat if you want to instill a lifelong love of learning in your child.