This February, join us in a celebration of our unwavering love for math, as we unveil the stories behind why our team is head over heels for math education.
This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated from Monday, May 8th - Friday, May 12th. We work alongside our students’ teachers throughout the year to fill in gaps and provide support - and we couldn’t be more appreciative of their efforts. Let’s shower our teachers with all of the appreciation they can stand!
Write a Thank You Card or Letter to Your Child’s Favorite Teacher
This is a great activity for you and your child! Use our template or one of the thousands available online to create a Thank You Card and let your teacher know they’re appreciated. You might even consider reaching out to past teachers through email or Facebook!
Nominate your Child’s Favorite Teacher for an Award
During Teacher Appreciation Week, there are tons of opportunities to nominate teachers for awards, gift baskets, and more! Check out this giveaway from SignUpGenius, and make sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages from 5/8-5/12 to nominate your teacher for a special Mathnasium giveaway.
Tell Stories About Your Favorite Teacher
Hold a family story time and talk about your time in school - and the teachers who helped you succeed! Your kids will love to learn more about your childhood, and this can be a great bonding opportunity.
Students can also ask Mathnasium staff about their favorite teachers this week (or any week, we love to talk about them!) during their visits. We’ve shared a couple down below as well! ⬇️
"Mr. Emswiler was my 6th grade teacher and he was the BEST! You could tell he was so passionate about his students and really wanted them to succeed. For me specifically, he really encouraged me to try to be the best I could be, and noticed I was at an advanced reading level. His wife was a 1st grade teacher at the same school and he asked if I would be interested in going to her class every few days to help run their reading time! I did and it was AWESOME. I still have a love of reading as well as public speaking (I ended up doing competitive speech in both high school and college) and I really still do attribute this to him. The fact that he found ways to build confidence in his students and build a foundation for future success was so inspiring, because of him I also try to do this with our students as well!"
-Lauren P-M, Center Director
"Ms. Lang was an ACE teacher for grades 2-5 for me. ACE was a class for students who excelled at math, and she taught me certain concepts I did not utilize till I was an upperclassman in high school. More importantly though, she showed me the ways math could be fun and interesting; showed me the patterns and where the numbers were really going. It is the foundation for my critical thinking skills, my logic/reasoning, and the way I solve math problems today. "
-Phoebe W, Instructor
"My favorite teacher is the Japanese Teacher at Langley High School. He is probably one of the most "chill" teachers I have ever seen. He usually is silent and keeps to himself, but I have gotten to know him a little bit better due to a Japanese-related event. Unfortunately, we did not win, but he did not look discouraged at all. I was, at first, a little sad because I felt that I had let him down, but he still looked appreciative. He even posted about it on his instagram, and I made sure to like it. He's also an amazing teacher as well. In fact, I'm pretty sure that there isn't even a student that doesn't like him. He's just that cool. Everyday, he grades papers as fast as he can at school. I could finish taking a quiz, and he could grade it within two hours (which is reasonable because he has many other classes to grade for as well). He is also very organized and always plans for things in advance. He also makes sure to make the projects in the class very fun. We usually have projects every month or so. Our latest project is one about making a game relating to the topic we are covering in class. Other examples of these awesome projects are pamphlets, slideshows, videos, and comics!"
-Shiva P, Instructor