By Laureanna Crump, Second Year Baton Rouge AmeriCorps member proudly serving on the Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Foundation team at Kenilworth Science and Technology School.
Teacher’s Appreciation Day is day when teachers are recognized and shown appreciation for all the wonderful things they do inside the classroom and around the community. Well, City Year at KST loves to make our teachers and staff feel appreciated for the entire week. Here’s what a recap of what we did!
Monday (May 7th) “Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!” Banner
Since school was out for our annual Louisiana STEM Expo, we kicked off the week with something simple. We created a banner and asked our students to decorate it and cover it with notes to their favorite teacher. This way, the staff would have something special to look at before we loaded the buses to head to Louisiana State University, where we held our STEM Expo this year.
Tuesday (May 8th) “Thanks for being the highlight of our year!”
On Teacher Appreciation Day, we placed a bin of highlighters in the teachers’ lounge for the staff to take.
Wednesday (May 9th) “NACHO Average Teachers!”
On the third day, we set up a nacho bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our staff to enjoy.
Thursday (May 10th) “Just POPPING in to say thank you!”
For the fourth day, we handed out bags of popcorn with special notes on them.
Friday (May 11th) “Appreciation Station”
On Friday, we decided to switch things up a bit. We always tell our teachers how much we appreciate them, and we love getting our students involved to show their appreciation, as well. But, how often do our teachers receive written appreciations from their coworkers? Therefore, we provided our teachers with markers, cards, and envelopes so they can write special notes for their fellow teachers. Our team delivered them later during the day.