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Teacher Appreciation Day Free Food Deals

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day and several food providers and restaurants are giving away freebies to our beloved educators.

Excerpt from the Thrillist

Chipotle

The deal: The burrito purveyor is celebrating educators again this year with its annual Teacher Appreciation Day buy-one-get-one free deal. Teachers of all levels — from preschool to university — with a valid school ID who buy a burrito, burrito bowl, order of tacos, or salad will get another one for free once school’s out for the day. 

When: May 7 from 3pm to close

Überrito

The deal: Teachers, faculty, and staff with an ID can pick up a free burrito, bowl, or salad. (That excludes tax and tip.) You can only get the deal in-store. 

When: May 7

Cicis Pizza

The deal:
 Teachers with a valid ID and this coupon get a free adult buffet. Thanks for putting up with us when we were crappy kids. 

When: May 7

McAlister’s Deli

The deal:
 Teachers can flash a school ID to get hooked up with a free sweet tea all week long. 

When: May 6-10

Bruegger’s Bagels

The deal:
 Teachers with a valid school ID can start their morning with a free medium drip or iced coffee with any purchase. 

When: May 6-10

Snuffer’s

The deal: Teachers get a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée when dining in. Though, the free appetizer has to be $6.79 or less and can’t be Cheddar Fries.

When: May 6-10

Ziggi’s Coffee

The deal: 
Educators can pick up a free 16-ounce coffee as a thank you for everything you do. The offer is valid at all Ziggi’s locations. 

When: May 8

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

The deal: 
Teachers who dine-in (and buy an entrée) will be appreciated with a free appetizer. 

When: May 6-10

Slim Chickens

The deal:
 All day on Teacher Appreciation Day, students and teachers with a valid school ID can get 20% off their order. Everyone who orders with a school ID will also get hooked up with a free cookie. The deal is only valid on dine-in and drive-thru orders at participating locations.

When: May 7

Nando’s PERi-PERi Chicken

The deal: All US Nando’s locations will be offering teachers a free order of PERi-PERi Chicken. It’s the quarter chicken entrée and no other purchase is required to get a little comestible appreciation. 

When: May 7

Sonic

The deal:
 The fast-food chain is giving teachers and “everyone who appreciates them” a free Route 44 Drink or Slush when you order ahead through the Sonic app with the code “TEACHERS.”

When: May 7-31

Chick-fil-A

The deal: Some Chick-fil-A locations across the country are offering free food — including free chicken sandwiches — for teachers who can show a valid teacher/faculty ID card. The deals appear to vary from restaurant to restaurant, so you should do your homework (hehe) and call your local restaurant before showing up to ask for the free grub. 

When: May 7, hours may vary

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Inexpensive Gift Ideas

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.

Parents may want to use this opportunity to give their child’s teacher a nice gift as a thank you for the school year so far.

In a lot of school systems, it may be not permissible to spend too much money on a gift so I curated a guide of 9 unique and thoughtful novelty gifts, all under $20, that would put a smile on the face of your child’s fave teacher and may be used in the classroom for years to come, even…

  1. Tears of My Students Gift Mug – $13.49

This funny mug by Tekoware is microwave and dishwasher safe and is a clever take off of the “tears” drinking-memes in the Internet e.g. drinking the tears of someone who is whining or complaining. Typically, it is short for “save it! I’m not falling for it.” A teacher with a good sense of humor would appreciate this mug.

2. Math Wall Clock – $15.95

This unique clock signals the time with a simple math equation that equals the number that would ordinarily be on an average clock. This novel gift would warm your kid’s math teacher’s face and make a fun classroom ornament.

3. Handmade leather Journal –  $16.99

Any teacher would appreciate this eco-friendly handmade leather cover journal by The Great Indian Bazaar. It is not lined so it can be used to jot down notes, doodle, sketch, as a recipe book, organizer or travel journal. It is unisex and can be given to a male or female teacher. It has an old world charm to it.

4. Camera print Pillow – $9

The art or photography class teacher will just love this linen cotton covered pillow featuring an old time camera on it. The 100%  natural blend pillow by Monkeysell is 18×18 shaped and is a delightful and attractive home decor item that can also be used to support teacher’s back during a long or late afternoon class.

5. Field Notes -$12.95

Whether it’s a teacher retreat or planning day or a continuing education lecture, every teacher needs to organize and chronicle her mental notes into some nice space. This 3-pack of field notes journals is perfect and functional. Show your fave teacher that you got her back!

6. Aloe Vera Eye Mask – $15.99

Though every teacher considers his/her students to be perfect angels, there is no doubt that s/he need some pampering and self-care time to decompress after challenging lesson or after grading 30 papers on the Gettysburg address. Phew!! Give her some eye relief with these aloe-vera eye gels that can be cool or hot.

7. Composition Notebook Tote – $18.00

The one thing that is on every school supply list every year is a composition book. And wouldn’t it be cute to gift your teacher this 100% cotton tote made of a print like that same book? The company “Out of Print” makes this bag and gives to charity one bag for each bag purchased. Your gift to teacher would also give back! How perfect! With this gift, your teacher will be the talk of the next teacher convention or retreat!

8. Funny Socks 5-pack –  $19.99

These fun socks by Socks n Socks come with science, nature studies and other school subject themes printed on them. They are a zany but fun gift for any teacher. They have spandex in them and can fit anyone wearing men shoe size 7 -12.

9. Peace and Tranquility Candle – $13.00

During the busy school  year,  your teacher may not realize sitting in a room while a scented aromatherapy candle burns may be just the therapy s/he needs after a rough semester. You can come to your fave teacher’s rescue by gifting her/him Chesapeake Bay candle company’s Peace and Tranquilty candle from its Mind and Body collection. If permissible, teach can burn this candle after recess to get rid of that gym class funk! ha!

Teacher Appreciation Week: 9 Gifts Under $20

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.

Parents may want to use this opportunity to give their child’s teacher a nice gift as a thank you for the school year so far.

In a lot of school systems, it may be not permissible to spend too much money on a gift so I curated a guide of 9 unique and thoughtful novelty gifts, all under $20, that would put a smile on the face of your child’s fave teacher and may be used in the classroom for years to come, even…

  1. Tears of My Students Gift Mug – $13.49

This funny mug by Tekoware is microwave and dishwasher safe and is a clever take off of the “tears” drinking-memes in the Internet e.g. drinking the tears of someone who is whining or complaining. Typically, it is short for “save it! I’m not falling for it.” A teacher with a good sense of humor would appreciate this mug.

2. Math Wall Clock – $15.95

This unique clock signals the time with a simple math equation that equals the number that would ordinarily be on an average clock. This novel gift would warm your kid’s math teacher’s face and make a fun classroom ornament.

3. Handmade leather Journal –  $16.99

Any teacher would appreciate this eco-friendly handmade leather cover journal by The Great Indian Bazaar. It is not lined so it can be used to jot down notes, doodle, sketch, as a recipe book, organizer or travel journal. It is unisex and can be given to a male or female teacher. It has an old world charm to it.

4. Camera print Pillow – $9

The art or photography class teacher will just love this linen cotton covered pillow featuring an old time camera on it. The 100%  natural blend pillow by Monkeysell is 18×18 shaped and is a delightful and attractive home decor item that can also be used to support teacher’s back during a long or late afternoon class.

5. Field Notes -$12.95

Whether it’s a teacher retreat or planning day or a continuing education lecture, every teacher needs to organize and chronicle her mental notes into some nice space. This 3-pack of field notes journals is perfect and functional. Show your fave teacher that you got her back!

6. Aloe Vera Eye Mask – $15.99

Though every teacher considers his/her students to be perfect angels, there is no doubt that s/he need some pampering and self-care time to decompress after challenging lesson or after grading 30 papers on the Gettysburg address. Phew!! Give her some eye relief with these aloe-vera eye gels that can be cool or hot.

7. Composition Notebook Tote – $18.00

The one thing that is on every school supply list every year is a composition book. And wouldn’t it be cute to gift your teacher this 100% cotton tote made of a print like that same book? The company “Out of Print” makes this bag and gives to charity one bag for each bag purchased. Your gift to teacher would also give back! How perfect! With this gift, your teacher will be the talk of the next teacher convention or retreat!

8. Funny Socks 5-pack –  $19.99

These fun socks by Socks n Socks come with science, nature studies and other school subject themes printed on them. They are a zany but fun gift for any teacher. They have spandex in them and can fit anyone wearing men shoe size 7 -12.

9. Peace and Tranquility Candle – $13.00

During the busy school  year,  your teacher may not realize sitting in a room while a scented aromatherapy candle burns may be just the therapy s/he needs after a rough semester. You can come to your fave teacher’s rescue by gifting her/him Chesapeake Bay candle company’s Peace and Tranquilty candle from its Mind and Body collection. If permissible, teach can burn this candle after recess to get rid of that gym class funk! ha!

Teacher Appreciation Week: 30 websites with ideas on what to get for your kids’ teacher

Teacher Appreciation  week is in May and it is never too early to start preparing. FindABabysitter assembled an impressive list of 30 sites for you to check out in search of ideas. 
Theme Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week Coming up with a theme for teacher appreciation week might make it easier to tie all of your plans together.  The theme may even inspire new ideas that you may not have thought of had you not come up with a theme.  These five blog entries can help you come up with a theme for your teacher appreciation week festivities.
Ways to Celebrate Teachers  There are many different things you can do for your teachers during teacher appreciation week without spending a lot of money.  Maybe you can wash all of the teacher’s cars.  Or you can have parents donate food for a potluck.  If you ask, maybe you could get a local business to donate food for a special treat day.  The kids can make cards or bring flowers for the teacher on a different day.  Little things can add up and mean a lot to your teachers.  Take a look at these five blog posts and see if you can find any ideas that appeal to you.



Gifts to Make for Teachers

When you make gifts for your child’s teachers you will be putting a little bit of yourself into each gift.  It will be personalized for her and not something that she will receive from 10 other students.  Try to make the gifts useful, like making her a grocery bag.  She would think of you every time she used the bag to carry home groceries.  Think how many years it would last.  Now that many teachers are getting an iPad and other types of tablets, they might need to have a sleeve to protect it.  These ideas and others can be found in these five blog posts.

Ways to Recognize Teachers For a special touch to your teacher appreciation week, find a way to publicly recognize your teachers.  Maybe you put an ad in the paper thanking all of the teachers at your school.  You can also recognize them in other ways, like plaques or awards.  Check out these five blog entries for more ideas.

Gifts to Buy for Teachers

Sometimes teachers receive a lot of gifts that they can’t really use.  How many candles do you really need?  When asked, teachers will most likely say that it’s the thought that counts, but if they are honest they would tell you that gift cards are always appreciated.  These five blog entries share ideas for gifts using store bought items put together in a creative way.

Ideas on a Budget In this economy, the budget to celebrate might be on the small side.  You can find things to do for the teachers that will pamper them without breaking the bank.  Instead of catering a lunch in, see if you can get parents to bring in a covered dish.  For other ideas on how to celebrate teacher appreciation week on budget check out these five blog articles.