This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is certainly out of the ordinary. As schools closed and classes went online, social media filled up with posts from parents’ deeper appreciation for the work that teachers do. But without your kids in their classrooms, you may be unsure how to show that appreciation. National PTA has a Teacher Appreciation Week toolkit in both English and Spanish that can help.

The toolkit includes printable flyers, a thank you card, certificates, web ads, and social media graphics and posts for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, all of which are available in both English and Spanish. National PTA is also encouraging the use of the #ThankATeacher hashtag during Teacher Appreciation Week.

National PTA also has suggestions for how to thank your child’s teacher with schools closed. Ideas include:

  • E-mailing heartfelt letters, cards, and messages of appreciation
  • Creating artwork, poems, and video messages to celebrate your teachers
  • Send teachers virtual awards
  • On Thursday, upload a #TBT (Throwback Thursday) picture of you and your favorite teacher and thank them using #ThankATeacher

National PTA has also created a Teacher Appreciation Week Pinterest board with more ideas for you to use. Be sure to share this information with your membership so they can show their appreciation as well.