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Teacher Appreciation - Tip #24: Tidy Up the Teacher's Lounge

Get tips and ideas every day in May for Teacher Appreciation Month on how you can thank your favorite teachers -- and support them throughout the year!
Credit: Illustration by Walter C. Baumann

Tip #24: Tidy Up the Teacher's Lounge

Parents, you can show your appreciation by sprucing up your school’s teacher's lounge. Many teachers spend hours creating clean and positive classrooms for their students. Why not return the favor? Wipe down the furniture, bring a bowl of bite-sized candy, and put some nice hand lotion next to the sink. Little touches can go a long way to make their space just a little more enjoyable. (You may want to check in with school admins to schedule your visit.)

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