Friday, May 10, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week I did my PTA thing and organized some fun activities for the teachers and staff at my kids’ school to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teacher Appreciation Week Bulletin Board - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Monday – The week started with a Strawberry Shortcake Buffet for the whole staff.  We set up in the lounge and served teachers/staff during their lunch break. 

Teacher Appreciation Week - Strawberry Shortcake Buffet - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com
Nine loaves of pound cake, ten pounds of strawberries, and 3 cans of whip cream later … I’d say it was a successful day and the teachers loved the treat!

Teacher Appreciation Week - Strawberry Shortcake Buffet - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Tuesday –For Superhero Day, we asked the kids to wear their superhero tshirts to honor their teachers.  (If they didn’t have a superhero tshirt, we told ‘em to be their teacher’s sidekick and wear their teacher’s favorite color instead.)
All heroes have special tools, so we also told the kids to bring their teachers a special “tool” (school supply) to stash their toolkits.
I created this big comic-book inspired bulletin board that reads “Teachers! Able to Leap into our Hearts in a Single Bound”.  (The black and yellow is butcher paper, and I painted random white windows with acrylic paint. Easy!)

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

I made each teacher a custom Superman logo (with their initial) on their door with their awesome superpowers. Here’s a second grade teacher with her sign that reads “Shaping young minds one lesson plan at a time” and “Teacher by day, superhero by night”:

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

I covered the hall ways with lots of fun superpowers we know our teachers could have:

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

(Click any picture to see it enlarged.)
Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Here’s some closeups:

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Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com
 Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com
Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com
 Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

And I posted one of these for every grade level:

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com
This one says “Can pat head and rub tummy at same time” and these fun teachers proved they’ve all got the talent:

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com


The above superhero signs are available in my Etsy shop!

I made a set of easy superhero logo posters, too (Everything I Need to Know I Learned From My Heroes):

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

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Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Finally, we gave each teacher a lighthearted reminder of our sincere thanks for being crazy good at what they do:

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

and the view from the back with a cape and “Thank you for being our SOUPER hero” sticker:

Teacher Appreciation Week - Superhero Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Wednesday – On this day we gave the teachers a catered lunch from one of their favorite restaurants. They received a box lunch with a sampler of eight different salads. Yum!

Teacher Appreciation Week - Catered Lunch - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Dessert was mini cupcakes and brownie bites. Cupcake stand was recycled boxes we wrapped with wrapping paper.

Teacher Appreciation Week - Catered Lunch - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

The placemats were recycled book covers from first grade math workbooks! 

Teacher Appreciation Week - Catered Lunch - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Catered Lunch - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Catered Lunch - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Thursday – We hand delivered muffins and water to the teachers on Thursday.  We offered blueberry, banana nut or chocolate chip.   

The following tags are available in my Etsy shop!
Teacher Appreciation Week - Muffin Breakfast - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Everyone also got a bottled water that read “It’s not a fancy schmancy Starbucks drink, but we still thank you.”

Teacher Appreciation Week - Muffin Breakfast - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

The teachers were so excited to get their special breakfast!

Teacher Appreciation Week - Muffin Breakfast - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Muffin Breakfast - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Friday – This is the day we designated for all the kids in the school to bring a snack or dessert to share with the staff.

Teacher Appreciation Week - Dessert Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

We covered the counters in the teachers lounge with lots and lots of goodies for them to enjoy all day!
 Teacher Appreciation Week - Dessert Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Dessert Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Dessert Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

Teacher Appreciation Week - Dessert Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com

The lounge was filled to the rim with cookies, brownies, cakes, bars, pudding, snacks, etc.
Teacher Appreciation Week - Dessert Day - mudpiestudio@blogspot.com
What a fun week it has been!  Enjoy, teachers! 
You are very much appreciated!

 Many of the tags, labels, etc are available in my Etsy shop for you to use, too!

4 comments:

  1. These are great ideas! Do you have printables of what you've shown here other than your Etsy Fancy Schmancy drink label?

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  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! We are doing a whole week of "Superheroes" and am going to borrow some of your sign sayings! So adorable!!!

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  3. How fantastic! Thank you so much for posting all these amazing ideas, but I am especially grateful for that superhero bulletin board! I adapted the idea for a library theme (http://ashlib.blogspot.com/2014/09/its-going-to-be-super-year.html) and I love the results. Again, thanks for sharing your creativity!! :D

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  4. I am really happy to see this teacher appreciation event. Planning to have amazing teacher appreciation party for my favorite teacher at one of New York venues. Would love to take tips from your post. Hope will be able to arrange best one.

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