The entire week is known as Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 - May 6, 2011). Outside the U.S., many other country celebrate Teacher Appreciation every October 5, World Teacher's Day.
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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.
Typical Teacher Appreciation Day gift ideas include gift certificates, lunch, and gift baskets. Here are some unique ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day 2011:
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Do you have unique ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day 2011? Please share them in the comments section!