In 1985, The National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Day as the first Tuesday of the first full week in May.
The next Teacher Appreciation Day is celebrated in the US on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
While the observance is sometimes known as Teacher's Day or National Teacher Day, the sentiment remains the same as students and parents recognize teachers for all their hard work and dedication.
Many other countries have similar celebrations. In India, September 5 is the day set aside to recognize the special contributions made by teachers, while in China the day is celebrated on September 10.. Throughout Latin America, September 11 is Teacher's Day. Since 1994, World Teacher Day has been recognized by UNESCO each October 5.
Contrary to popular childhood belief teachers actually do have homes, hobbies, and even kids of their own! Yes, teachers are people, too.
With all that is required of teachers - and how young lives are touched in such a tremendous way - it is amazing that there isn't a special Hall of Fame for teachers. Until then, why not show your favorite teacher how much you appreciate them?
On Teacher's Day, anything that comes from a student's heart, even just a spoken "thank you", will mean the world to a teacher.
Teacher Appreciation gift ideas
Besides flowers and cards, popular gift ideas or teachers may include a gourmet gift basket, a "Best Teacher" trophy or coffee mug, a book of inspirational poems or quotes.
For a great group gift, parents may also organize the presentation of a more expensive gift by chipping in for a new leather brief case, an inscribed sterling silver pen set, or other
gifts that a teacher might especially appreciate.
More about Teacher's Day around the Web:
Just up ahead, discover tips and ideas on the perfect gift for your child's teacher this year, along with more information on how Teacher's Day is celebrated in schools in the U.S. and around the world ...
National Teacher Day - Download a poster to help celebrate this special day in the U.S., and learn that even celebrities have a favorite teacher. See a vast listing here, along with a brief history of this holiday, and check out the the rest of the site dedicated to educating today's children and what it takes to be a teacher.
I Love India.com - Celebrate Teacher Day - India celebrates this day on September 5th, but how do other countries celebrate Teacher Day? Get gift ideas and party themes, teacher
jokes, crafts, books, and a list of famous teachers.
Teacher Appreciation - Browse this site for all kinds of useful information on how to honor a teacher this year.