Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas for Thanking Educators

When the COVID-19 outbreak first hit the U.S., teachers immediately changed their entire lesson plan overnight. Two years later, teachers are still reacting to constant changes in education due to the pandemic. Today is the perfect time to start thinking of Teacher Appreciation Week ideas for recognizing teachers for everything they do.

Teacher Appreciation Week is around the corner (May 2nd – 6th, 2022), right when teachers deserve admiration more than ever before. Read our Teacher Appreciation Week ideas that will help you give thanks to a teacher.

1. Adopt a Teacher’s Classroom

A 2021 survey of 5,400 U.S. teachers founds that the average PreK-12 teacher spends $750 of their own money to provide their students with school supplies so they don’t go without. On AdoptAClassroom.org, you can adopt a classroom by making a tax-deductible donation to a PreK-12 teacher who needs school supplies. The teacher will receive 100% of the donation you give to support their classroom.

On our nonprofit’s website, you can make a one-time donation to a teacher, or fund their classroom monthly for continued support. 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 and they can create a free account.

2. Give a Teacher a Shout Out 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. Something as simple as thanking a teacher on Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok, and tagging the teacher in your thank-you post, can make them feel appreciated.

Throughout the year, we offer teacher giveaways that the public can enter teachers for the chance to win classroom donations, as well as donation matches where we double donations made to classroom pages on AdoptAClassroom.org. These are the perfect opportunities to give a social media shout out that also helps a teacher get classroom funding.

Follow AdoptAClassroom.org on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the loop on Teacher Appreciation Week ideas for helping teachers get donations.

3. Support Education in a Teacher’s Name

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

To donate in honor of a teacher, check the “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” box and include their name when making your donation.

You can also support education issues and subject areas the teacher is passionate about by donating to one of our Spotlight Funds in their honor. Our Spotlight Funds provide classroom grants to teachers to fund initiatives in specific school subjects or areas of greater need. We have Spotlight Funds that support the arts, STEM, inclusive classrooms, racial equity, indigenous language, COVID-19 relief, and natural disaster relief.

4. Share a Teacher’s Classroom Page

Sharing a teacher’s AdoptAClassroom.org classroom page on social media to help them raise classroom donations is an easy way to show your appreciation for a teacher. For Teacher Appreciation Week 2022, we’re matching donations made to AdoptAClassroom.org classroom pages on May 2–3. This is the ideal time to share a teacher’s page to help them maximize donations they receive.

You can share a teacher’s AdoptAClassroom.org page to Twitter or Facebook directly from their page by clicking the “Share” button.

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.