Teacher Appreciation Ideas

7 Step Teacher Appreciation Idea | Bake Your Teachers a Thank You

By: Katie Workman, TheMom100.com (This post originally appeared on TheMom100.com on April 15th, 2013)

Baking Your Teachers a Thank You is simple (I promise), and with a bunch of parents pitching in, it’s a heartfelt way to show the school staff how much you value all they do for your kids (and if the baking is spread out over a bunch of families, it’s an easy way to spread a lot of gratitude!).

Photo Courtesy of TheMom100.com

Photo Courtesy of TheMom100.com

Here’s what you do:

  1. Choose a recipe, either Chocolate Chip CookiesGingersnaps, or Sugar Cookies from The Mom 100 Cookbook, or pick one of your own favorite recipes.
  2. Choose a day during National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10), or any other day to designate as “Bake Your Teacher a Thank You” Day.
  3. If you are looking for extra help: two weeks before the date, send an email blast out to the parent body of your school, and asking for volunteer bakers.  You may want to let people know how many volunteers you are looking for, based on the number of cookies you want to bring in. For a sample email, click here.
  4. 7-10 days before the designated date, send the selected recipe to the volunteer parents, along with instructions for dropping off the cookies at a determined spot the morning of Bake Your Teacher a Thank You Day.

Read the rest of the steps for this great Teacher Appreciation idea HERE!

Cookie recipes:
Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy Sugar Cookies

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