Each day our teachers help our students navigate the path forward and shape them in ways that often go unappreciated. In the spirit of recognizing them for their incredible talents, we encourage you to participate in any or all of the activities as you are able. Everyone at Yale deserves such a big thank you.
Do you want to send your Roadrunner's teacher something tasty, something indulgent, or something to help their classroom, but you just don't know where to start? And your Roadrunner isn't 100 percent sure that they drink Dr Pepper or Diet Coke. (Just my Roadrunner?)
Here is a list of all the favorite things from everyone at Yale! Their favorite drink, snack, sweet, even college!
Write your Roadrunner's teacher a thank you card or an email that tells them how important they are to educating your student. Thank them for all their hard work this year, or share a story of how they made a difference in your student's life. Share stories and memories of your Roadrunner's teachers on our Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram socially.
It's awesome to be recognized by those you see the most! If you can, why not help your Roadrunner shower their teacher, specials teachers, coaches, small groups teachers with some love. Bring them their favorite drink - like a soda, tea, or an iced coffee Bring them a small treat - like a candy bar or small bag of popcorn Bring them a flower in their favorite color Write a note that tells them how amazing they are Write them a poem or a story where they are the hero Paint them a picture of their favorite animal, place, or character Make a list of all the reasons you're thankful they're your teacher Make them a bookmark
Or help our teachers fill their classrooms. All teachers love paper, construction paper, Sharpies, pencils, Flair pens, glue sticks, tissues, hand sanitizer, post-its, Expo markers, colored pencils, Crayola markers, stickers, and Books for their classroom libraries.
Here's a quick and fun way to acknowledge your student's teacher's positive impact on their life. Download one of these Teacher Appreciation Printables and spice up any teacher gift! Just print, cut, and add your student's name or a short message. There's even a Thank You Card perfect for a younger student who learned to write this year!
When in doubt, a gift card goes a long way. If you can't get to the store for a physical card, here's a list that you can use to send e-gift cards to any teacher or staff member at Yale.