School is almost out, summer is here, and we want to thank teachers for their hard work throughout the year!
At Glen Ivy, we appreciate the role teachers play in our communities. For many formative years, teachers are one of the most important adults in a child’s life. They work very hard every day to help our children learn and grow, encouraging and guiding, and trying to throw some fun into the mix. Now it’s that time of year again, when the kids are squirming in their seats counting the days until summer vacation, to show teachers how much all their hard work is appreciated!
Here is a list of great gifts and our favorite ways to honor teachers:
A “thank you” note or email takes only a moment to write and send but the pleasure it gives is enormous. Try to send these any time you feel there is a reason, and encourage your child to contribute some words to the note. Not sure what to say? Download this Teacher Appreciation Certificate to let your teacher know how much you value them.
Give them a day of relaxation and renewal.
A Spa Day at Glen Ivy.
We know first hand one gift teachers treasure is a day at the Spa. A small dollar contribution from each family adds up quickly to become a gift card that can be redeemed at Glen Ivy Hot Springs or Glen Ivy Day Spas and Brea or Valencia.
Teacher Bonus: Glen Ivy Hot Springs offers a 15% discount on spa admission every day to all teachers when they present valid identification and proof of profession.
You can Purchase a Gift Card in any amount online at glenivy.com, call 888-GLEN IVY, or visit any Glen Ivy Spa in Corona, Brea, or Valencia. Or try one of our fun Instant Gift Certificates that you can print or email instantly!
Want to really make your teacher smile? Pair one of these group gift ideas with a gift card from Glen Ivy Spa.
Make a classroom cookbook.
Each child produces his or her own page with a favorite recipe, a drawing or photo, and a special message to the teacher. Laminate the pages, punch and put into a pretty binder.
Make a classroom memento book.
As above, but each child should produce a page of their favorite memory of the teacher or the year, a drawing and a photo of themselves (with the teacher if possible).
Make a DVD.
If one of the parents has a video camera and basic editing software you can put together a class DVD. Take a snippet of footage of each child (perhaps singing a song, recounting a favorite experience at school, or just saying why they love their teacher). If possible add some class events or shots of the classroom, and package the DVD nicely.
Learn and Grow Garden or Bouquet.
Ask each child to bring a seedling of their favorite flower or edible herb, and create a decorative planting one or two pots or window boxes. Your teacher can enjoy fresh blooms and fragrant herbs all summer long. An alternative to this idea is for each child to bring a cut flower to make one large bouquet.