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 2, 2017.
Many other countries have similar celebrations to mark the new
school year in September. In China, the day is celebrated on September 10. In India, September 5 is the day set aside to recognize the special contributions made by teachers. Throughout Latin America, September 11 is Teacher's Day.
Contrary to popular childhood belief (that teachers live at school and never leave the building!) 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 Appreciation Day, anything that comes from a student's heart, even just a spoken "thank you", will mean the world to a teacher.
Teacher Appreciation Day 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 Appreciation 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 Appreciation 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 surf around the the rest of the site dedicated to educating today's children and what it takes to be a teacher. Also check out the parent's section to see
how you can get more involved in your child's daily activities.