Last Updated on April 29, 2021 by Maggie Sutton
We want to share a thank you message for teachers everywhere. We realize teaching is an extraordinary profession with no easy day. Homes for Heroes will always be here to recognize and appreciate your service. You believe in us, help mold us and create a brighter future for us. Although there are no words that can fully express our appreciation for you and all you do, we will continue to say thank you to teachers as best we can.
Teacher Appreciation Week
The unofficial start to Teacher Appreciation Week started in the 1950’s, when Eleanor Roosevelt asked Congress to set aside a day to honor teachers. While Congress did not officially adopt a Teacher’s Day, several states started to celebrate teachers in their own way. It wasn’t until 1980, with the help of the National Education Association, that an official Day was recognized in March.
In 1984, the date was moved to May, and the singular Teacher’s Day was expanded into Teacher Appreciation Week. The singular day dedicated to teachers is still celebrated within the week. We celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week during the first full week of May, with National Teacher Day falling on the Tuesday of that week.
Thank You Teachers
It goes without saying that teachers deserve a thank you. Especially as we learned how difficult it can be to have a class of just our own children learning virtually. The amount of time, care, effort, and even money spent by teachers to ensure their classes have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive are more than we may ever know. It is because of the care these teachers have for our children that they deserve our thanks.
If you’d like to celebrate a teacher, principal, guidance counselor, paraprofessional, or any other educator who works closely with our children and schools, consider some of these ideas. And remember, you don’t need to wait until Teacher Appreciation Week to show our teachers how you feel!
- Buy School Supplies – Teachers are always in need of supplies, especially towards the middle of the year after the shiny new pencils have all gone missing. You can ask the teacher if they have any specific items they’re in need of. Or, you can ask if they have an Amazon wish list you can order products off of. If you’d like to keep it a surprise, consider buying items that were on your child’s supply list at the beginning of the year. You can also buy a gift card and let them pick out the items they need.
- Dinner on You – Teachers work hard, often coming to school early and leaving well after the bell rings. Some days are just tougher than others, like any job. On those days, it would be great if a teacher didn’t have to think about cooking when they get home. Grab a gift card to a restaurant near the school so your teacher can pick up a to go order on their way home.
- Volunteer – Most school districts allow for parents and guardians to volunteer in their child’s classroom and on field trips. As a teacher, handling 25-30 kids can be quite the task every day. See if your teacher needs help during a particular learning unit or field trip. Or, see if they need you just once a week to help tidy up the classroom.
- Appreciate Them – While we all know we appreciate teachers, teachers aren’t always sure. Make sure when you talk to your child’s teacher that you let them know they’re doing a great job, and that you appreciate all they do. If your child is doing well in a particular subject, let them know! Teachers often know when kids are struggling. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell when a student is doing well and having fun versus just learning the material.
Homes for Our Hero Teachers
Homes for Heroes wants to see every teacher and other heroes in the education field buy, sell, or refinance a home. When you choose Homes for Heroes, there are no hidden fees to use our affiliates, no extra paperwork, and no complicated process to receive your Hero Rewards. You just complete your home transaction like any other home transaction, and you’ll receive rewards after closing. It’s that simple.
Homes for Heroes has thousands of licensed real estate agents and mortgage lenders across the United States. When you sign up for Homes for Heroes, we automatically match you with an affiliate in the area you’re looking to move to. This takes the pressure off finding a good agent, plus you can be confident your agent understands your local housing market. Our agents will work on your schedule to ensure you have every opportunity for homeownership.
When you use a Homes for Heroes, you’ll get a check back after your closing. These Hero Rewards are our way of saying thank you for being a teacher hero. This might sound too good to be true, but it is real.
Your Hero Rewards come in the form of a check worth 0.7% of your home’s purchase price. This means if you buy or sell a home for $200,000, you’ll receive a check for $1,400. If you buy AND sell a home, you’ll get rewards for each transaction! Plus, if you work with our mortgage, title and inspection specialists, you can save an additional $700. That adds up to thousands of dollars in savings, which is a huge help when buying a house.
Sign up today for more information with no obligation and get started on your homeownership journey.