Friday, May 1, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Day


Teacher Appreciation Day occurs on Tuesday of the first full week of May in the United States. Also known as National Teacher Day, Teacher Appreciation Day is on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. The entire week is known as Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3 - May 9, 2009). Outside the U.S., many other country celebrate Teacher Appreciation every October 5, World Teacher's Day.

According to the National Education Association (NEA) website, Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day - but for that one year only. NEA continued to unofficially celebrate the day every March, until the NEA Representative Assembly voted to change the event to Tuesday of the first full week of May beginning in 1985.

Popular Google searches for the holiday include teacher appreciation ideas, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher appreciation certificates, teacher appreciation event, teacher appreciation party, teacher appreciation banquet, and other similar searches.

Typical Teacher Appreciation Day gift ideas include gift certificates, lunch, and gift baskets. If your teaching staff has a sense of humor, you can always bring a few laughs into your recognition ceremony. These free funny teachers awards are sure to put a smile on everyone's face.

Bermuda Triangle Award

Is there a teacher at your school who just can't seem to get their stuff together? Would they lose their head if it wasn't attached? Celebrate the person who is always losing paperwork with this fun certificate. Download free Printable Certificate
Free Certificate

Kool and the Gang Teamwork Award

When it's time to say well done to a group of teachers, single out the team that has shown excellence in Group Work. Celebrate their outstanding Teamwork with this funny gag certificate. Download Free Certificate

Baryshnikov Award

Navigating the education system takes great skill and prowess - especially in the public school sector. Celebrate a teacher's mastery of dancing around the issues with this fun award certificate. Download Free Printable Certificate
Printable Certificate

Running with the Bulls Leadership Award

Teaching kids takes courage and boldness. Within every school there is one fearless leader - a bold risk taker who isn't afraid to step out of the pack and take on new challenges. Celebrate their Fearless Leadership with this funny gag certificate. Download Free Printable Certificate
Certificate of Appreciation

Raisin Pay Appreciation Award

Every teacher deserves a raise in pay - or maybe they just think they do. Show them you care without breaking the bank with this funny gag certificate of appreciation. Download free Certificate of Appreciation
Download 101 Funny Awards Certificates!
PDF download includes 101 Hilarious Printable Certificates + 6 Award Templates for making up your own Funny Teacher Awards! Download now and start using right away!
Remember to mark May 4, 2010 on your calendar for Teacher Appreciation Day 2010.
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