Monday, May 1, 2017

How to Honor Teachers: Let Me Count the Ways

"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."
-- Alexander the Great

It's that time of year again: Teacher Appreciation Week!  Personally, I think people should thank teachers all year long for what they do but it's also real nice when companies give educators a special shout out.

If you are looking for some flyers or images to advertise Teacher Appreciation Week in your school or community, the National PTA has an Event Toolkit with lots of materials available on their website.  What's real nice is that they are in Spanish as well as English.

Educators enjoy some free offers by various companies and organizations during Teacher Appreciation Week 2017!
Enjoy some freebies this week and next; source: The ESL Nexus
The places listed below are offering special deals this May.  Some of them are nationwide and others are regional but the deals looked good so I included them.  Many other businesses offer discounts to educators throughout the year but I did not include them in this round up.  Just click on the names to go to their websites for more information.

Food and Restaurants

Chipotle Mexican Grill
What: All educators can take advantage of their BOGO free Burritos, Bowls, Salads, or orders of Tacos
When: Tuesday, May 2nd from 3:00pm – Closing
How: Show a valid school ID

Cicis Beyond Pizza
What: A free Adult Buffet
When: Tuesday, May 9th
How: Show a valid school ID

Einstein Bros. Bagels
What: 4 printable coupons for: 20% off a purchase, BOGO Egg Sandwich, $1.99 Bagel & Shmear, $1.00 off any Bacon Sandwich
When: Now until May 5th when the coupons expire
How: Print out the coupons and bring them to a store

Food Lion
What: All educators can receive a 5% discount off their total purchase
When: Tuesday, May 2nd
How: Show a valid school ID and MVP card when checking out; find store locations here

The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grill
What: Teachers can receive a free meal up to $12 in value or take $12 off the price of a more expensive item if you purchase a beverage
When: May 3rd
How: Show a valid school ID; dine in only

Lindt Chocolates
What: 30% off all boxed chocolates (not exclusively for teachers but, hey, it's chocolate so I had to include it!)
When: Through Wednesday, May 24th
How: Visit their online store; discounts are already noted

Educational Activity

Kennedy Space Center
What: Free admission for one educator to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; additional tickets are $5 off
When: Between now and May 7th
How: Download a coupon and bring it and a valid school ID to the Will Call area

Resources for Teachers

GoFundMe
What: A contest to qualify for a $1,000 donation from GoFundMe
When: Complete the requirements by May 18th.
How:  1) Create a campaign between May 1 – May 8th
         2) Include the hashtag #WeLoveTeachers in the description
         3) Raise at least $500 by May 18th

Blue Mountain Cards
What: 5 free Thank You cards with teacher themes (great to give to colleagues or if you are a parent, to your children's teachers)
When: No timeframe is given
How: Download them from the website

If you know of other special Teacher Appreciation Week offers, please add them in the Comments section below.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

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