Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thank You Teachers!

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It's one of the best weeks to be a teacher...Teacher Appreciation Week! Today is National Teacher Day so I want to say "thank you" to all educators for your dedication, creativity, hard work, and flexibility with all of the changes that education goes through every year. I'm proud to be among your ranks!

Over at Teachers Pay Teachers, it's also time for the annual Teacher Appreciation Sale. The sale runs through tomorrow (Wed. 5/7). My Aspire to Inspire store is one of many that has discounted all products by 20%! Even better, TPT is offering a bonus 10% off when you use the code TPTXO. This is just a small way to thank teachers for all that YOU do!

Here are just a few highlighted items on sale from Aspire to Inspire that I hope will help you wrap up the year, which is always a busy time! Click on any of the images for more information about the product.


Encourage upper elementary students to thoughtfully reflect on the school year with a variety of creative end-of-the-year activities! These activities are also designed to help you as the teacher see what students thought worked well and could use improvement in years to come. Activities include surveys; letters to incoming students; Create-Your-Own Top 10 Tips poster for incoming students; Make the Grade: A Guide to School Success; Nuggets of Knowledge bulletin board template; Our Favorite Episodes timeline activity.

Maybe you just need something simple to measure students' opinions about classroom environment, class content, likes and dislikes, personal growth--to name a few. These Likert scale & open-ended end-of-the-year surveys have specific questions tailored to each subject and topic. Students will appreciate having their opinions valued, and you will appreciate this useful data as you plan for next year. (These surveys are also included in the Farewell, Fourth Grade, Farewell, Fifth Grade, and See Ya Later, Sixth Grade products as well.)

It's also never too early to think about next year! Enjoy more of your summer and start planning now the first weeks of next year with these back-to-school items. Click on the images for details about what's included in each product.

First Days of Third Grade Back-to-School Bonanza Bundle
First Days of Fourth Grade Back-to-School Bonanza Bundle
First Days of Fifth Grade Back-to-School Bonanza Bundle
First Days of Sixth Grade Back-to-School Bonanza Bundle
Thanks again to all teachers! Enjoy your week!

I'd love to hear from you so please leave a comment. What is your most favorite appreciation gift, event, note, etc. from a student that you've had?

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