Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas in the Era of COVID-19

When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the U.S., teachers immediately changed their entire lesson plan to work for distance learning overnight. Teacher Appreciation Week is around the corner (May 4th – 8th, 2020), right when teachers deserve admiration more than ever before. Today is the perfect time to start thinking of Teacher Appreciation Week ideas to recognize teachers for everything they do.

With Americans sheltering in place, many teachers won’t receive the usual celebrations, gifts, and support they’ve received in past years. While you’re social distancing, you may not be able to visit the special teacher in your life and give them a gift. Fortunately, we have Teacher Appreciation Week tips for you to show teachers you value them in the era of COVID-19.

Check out our Teacher Appreciation Week ideas that will help you give thanks to your favorite teacher from afar:


Online Funding for School Supplies


You may not be able to hand your favorite teacher a gift card or cash for school supplies while social distancing. However, we have a way for you to send a gift virtually, and unlike a gift card it’s tax-deductible!

On AdoptAClassroom.org, you can make a tax-deductible donation to a K-12 teacher who needs distance learning supplies, or to stock their classroom when school reopens. The teacher will receive 100% of the donation you give to support their classroom! Through our nonprofit, you can make a one-time donation to a teacher, or fund their classroom monthly for continued support.

If you want to give the gift of a well-stocked classroom to a teacher who isn’t registered on our website, send them a link to our Teacher Program here and they can create a free account.


Do you want to celebrate a teacher who doesn’t need materials?  Are they a retired teacher? You can make a donation to AdoptAClassroom.org in their name here to support educators nationwide on their behalf!


Show Appreciation on Social Media


Giving teachers a shout out on social media is a great way to show your appreciation for the hard work they do. We have Teacher Appreciation Week ideas for how you can thank a teacher on social media.


Follow AdoptAClassroom.org on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the loop on other ways to thank teachers.

These Teacher Appreciation Week ideas will help show the special teacher in your life that you respect their profession. Need help thanking a teacher? Reach out to us at [email protected] for assistance.