TEACHER TREATS: Day 11 of 31 Days of Creative Caring


Day after day, teachers and staff greet our future at the school door. Theirs is often a thankless job … but it doesn’t have to be.

Ways to say “thank you” …
  • Host a breakfast or luncheon on Teacher Inservice Day
  • Provide snacks for the break room
  • Make treat bags/baskets for teachers and staff
  • Volunteer (tutor a student, read a story, make a presentation)
  • Help a new teacher set up the classroom; provide school supplies, books, stickers — or a gift certificate to a teacher resource center
  • Send a note of encouragement … “just because”
Go HERE to see this tablescape.


Have you ever done any of these things?  What other ideas do you have?

This post is part of a 31-day series. To read previous posts, go HERE.
I’m joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Well only last year did I start having teachers outside of myself for my kids…so I did pumpkin bread in the fall, homemade caramels in the winter…etc. through the year
    Thanks for all your nudges

  2. This is really great for you to post this, Susan. Teachers need acknowledgment that their hard work is not unnoticed. People will jump through hoops to complain about teachers, but few will go that extra mile to give them a well-deserved pat on the back. Not all teachers have the best interest of students in mind, but those who do deserve nothing short of a ticker tape parade. There is SO MUCH that goes into the teaching process that those of us who are not teachers will never fully understand. I teach a part-time community ed course aimed at adult women, and I invest a LOT of time & personal money in preparation. I can only imagine what real teachers who face a classroom of 30 young minds on a daily basis have to kick in! My kid is 34 years old now, but when he was in school I made it a point to volunteer at the school (even though I was working a full-time job and enrolled in college courses myself!) and stay involved. Good post! Have a great weekend!!!

  3. Susan, you have had some excellent posts this month, and this one really resonated with me, a retired elementary teacher.:) I have done several of these things for my own girls’ teachers, and I can definitely attest to how appreciative I was whenever someone reached out to me in kindness! I love the comment above mine. Thanks, Alycia!

    xo Nellie

  4. Sure enjoying these posts, sis. Love this theme, “Caring.” I think this month contains “Make a Difference Day,” too. Spectacular ideas you’re sharing to say, “I care.”

    Thank you!