Teacher Appreciation Week, First Full Week in May


Teacher Appreciation Day banner at Olive-Mary Stitt School in Arlington Heights.

Tuesday was Teacher Appreciation Day and this week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5, 2014 to May 9, 2014)

First Full Week of May in the United States …
Teacher Appreciation Day is a time to honor teachers for the contributions they make to learning, child development and to the community.Since 1994, there has been an annual recognition of a World Teachers’ Day holiday on October 5th. In the United States, Teacher Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Tuesday during Teacher Appreciation Week. Teacher Appreciation Week takes place the first full week of May. The state of Massachusetts is the only exception with the first Sunday in June as it’s own Teacher Day.

Students, parents, and local businesses show appreciation for teachers by giving them gifts or recognizing them with awards.

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