Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - 6th this year!
Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) is a time to honor teachers and recognize the lasting contributions they make to our lives. Here at Mathnasium, we champion that cause and we want to send our local teachers all of the appreciation they can stand!
We work alongside your students’ teachers throughout the year to fill in gaps and provide support for your students where it’s needed. We’re always amazed by the resourcefulness we see from teachers as they go above and beyond to engage with all of their students!
We’ll be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at Mathnasium by decorating Teacher Appreciation cards, sharing stories about our favorite teachers, and working with our local schools to provide some gift baskets and other treats to the teachers who have gone above and beyond this year. And you can help!
Decorate a Teacher Appreciation Card
Everybody enjoys hearing that they’re appreciated, and a card or a note is a great way to share your appreciation so that it can be revisited and remembered throughout the year. Mathnasium students are able to decorate a Teacher Appreciation Card during their visit, or you can print this one out and decorate it at home!
Download Teacher Appreciation Card
Nominate Your Favorite Teacher to Win a Gift Basket
This May we want to show our local teachers how much we appreciate them! Nominate you and/or your student’s favorite teacher and they could win a basket full of goodies from Mathnasium!
To nominate a teacher for this prize:
âœ¨ Visit one of our social media pages and find any of the Teacher Appreciation Contest posts
âœ¨ Comment with your teacher nomination
âœ¨ Make sure to include the NAME of the teacher as well as the GRADE and SCHOOL they teach at. (This is so we know where to deliver the prize if they win)
âœ¨ We’d also love to hear about WHY you’re nominating this teacher!
Entries are being accepted during Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 2nd - 6th
The winner will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram pages on May 9th!
Learn More About Our Favorite Teachers
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 still 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 Pallesen-Miller, Center Director
My favorite teacher was my middle school Algebra 1 / Geometry math teacher Vern Williams. His passion for teaching math the right way and giving the students challenging & engaging problems really solidified my lifelong love of math. He always called up students to the blackboard (never a whiteboard!) to give them a chance to explain how they solved a problem which made the classroom experience much more fun and interactive.
-Billy Rieger, Assistant Center Director
One of my favorite teachers was my 5th grade teacher who also taught my 6th grade year as well. His name was Mr. Warner. He helped me to enjoy reading and math more through his fun poems and books and really showed me how important being literate would be later in my life.
-James H., Instructor