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I know, no dessert concoction. Weird. It kinda perplexed me too.

Next week is National Teacher Appreciation week (May 7-11, 2012). Having been a high school teacher where no one appreciates you, I always try to do a little something for Jordan’s teachers this week.

This year, I’m the head of the PTC Hospitality Committee at my school. Which kinda means if there’s going to be any sort of teacher appreciation, I’m in charge.

Spoiler Alert!! If you happen to be Jordan’s teacher or you happen to work at her school…maybe don’t keep reading? It’s up to you…you’ve been warned.

So, anyway. I’m in charge of teacher appreciation this year. For the entire staff. Thank God for Pinterest.

teacher appreciation ideas: nuts, seeds, popcorn, water

There are so many themes one can choose when doing teacher appreciation: beach, flowers, camping, luau, the list goes on. I chose a “movie star” theme…because our teachers are the “stars” of our school.

teacher appreciation invitation

On Monday, the teachers will get an “invitation” to enjoy the week, with some chocolate stars. I used this mold to make white chocolate, white chocolate pretzel, and milk chocolate krispie stars. {Note to self: if you are making 70 stars times three, maybe get two molds. Just an idea.}

Then, throughout the week, the teachers (and staff too) will get some goodies in their boxes and in the staff lounge.

we're nuts out our teachers
Inspiration from here.

A bag of peanuts (or you could use any nuts) that says “We’re NUTS about our teachers!”  {Click here for printable.}

thanks for giving us the seeds to help us grow into stars printable

A bag of seeds (I got mine super cheap here) with a label that says “Thanks for giving us the SEEDS to help us grow into stars!” {Click here for printable.}

for a very popular teacher printable
Inspiration from here.

I’m going to leave a bag of microwave popcorn for each teacher in the lounge, with a label that says “For a very POP!ular teacher!” {Click here for printable. Please note that this printable is made to fit address labels that go with Avery template 8160.}

water bottle
Inspiration from here.

Along with the popcorn, I’m going to leave water bottles and lemonade drink mix that say “Thanks for helping quench our kids’ thirst for knowledge!” {Click here for printable. Please note this printable is made to fit a shipping label sized 2″x4″ and will fit Avery template 5263.}

I’m also throwing a continental breakfast, a luncheon, and a cupcake buffet.

You know, because I’m crazy.

{About teachers! Of course. What did you think I meant?}

The upside is I have lots of things to bake. And that means lots of things to share with all of you!

How are you appreciating your teachers next week?

I link up to all of these fabulous parties each week!

Tea Party Tuesdays at Sweetology, Talent Show Tuesday at Chef in Training, Trick or Treat Tuesday at Inside BruCrew Life, Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain, Sweet Treats Thursday at Something Swanky, Chic-and-Crafty at the Frugal Girls, Tastetastic Thursday at A Little Nosh, Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli-n-sons, I’m Lovin’ it Fridays at TidyMom, Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies, A Well-Seasoned LifeStrut your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters’ Stuff, and all of these too!

Last Updated on May 13, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Giiiiirl, you crazy! How do you even FUNCTION?! But I’m sure the teachers will love it and it’ll be well-worth your time and energy. This is such a cute idea; I should do it for my dad’s teaching department at the high school ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Coffee and chocolate. Oh, and RHOC. ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet his department would love it!

  2. oh that is so fun, and I totally get you with the molds, having a few helps, but it sucks if you buy them and don’t plan to use them again. I would never be a teacher, I would probably kill a kid within a week.

    1. LOL! I really could never teach little kids. I couldn’t handle it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. What inventive ideas! I wish I had you as a resource when I was still giving teacher gifts.

    PS…thanks again for the fabulous inspiration from your cheesecake pops!!! You are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Having been a teacher, I’m glad you can see the value of teachers! Last year, I think I got a cookie and lemonade delivered to me. This year, they better go all out…all week long. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Dorothy, theses are all fantastic ideas, thanks for the reminder. My kids have some of the best teachers in the world and I’ll be using a few of these ideas to show them some love!

  6. These are adorable. I work with Girl Scouts and this would work just as perfectly with volunteers and leaders as it does teachers. Thanks so much.

  7. You were a high school teacher?? Props to you! I’m scared of high schoolers.
    I know I’m not a teacher but can I come to the cupcake buffet?
    Your daughter’s teachers are lucky to have you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Oh my gosh, I sure you have help getting all of that done!! I know the teachers will SOOO appreciate it, though. What great ideas; I’ll have to use some of these for the teachers at my son’s preschool. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Ashley! I have help bringing food for the luncheon and a couple of lovely ladies helped me assemble the stuff, thank goodness. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great night!