This post was sponsored by Crayola as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Did you know that one of the best gifts you can give a teacher is a heartfelt thank you note? Crayola makes it easy with their Thank A Teacher Contest. The bonus? Both your family and your child’s teachers can win some awesome prizes!
In the 14 years that I taught Kindergarten, I received so many wonderful gifts. While I sincerely appreciated every one, what I always treasured most were the thank you notes. Teaching isn’t easy and I put my all into it. I worked nights and weekends and some years were more challenging than others. However the love and appreciation that I got from my students and their families totally made it worth it.
I saved a lot of their notes over the years and could never bring myself to toss them because they meant so much to me. I felt very lucky to have such supportive parents (not to mention so many adorable kids) and even today it puts a smile on my face when I read the the sweet things they had to say.
When I finally sent my own daughter off to school, I grew to love and appreciate her teachers too. They created a warm, nurturing environment and she was more than happy to go off to school each day. Not only that, she was learning SO much! It always made us so proud to go to school events and hear her teachers rave about how smart she was. We knew that they had a lot to do with her success though!
Because I knew how much thank you notes had meant to me, when Ashling was old enough I encouraged her to write them as well. This was one that she wrote during teacher appreciation week in first grade (I had to take a picture because it was just so darn cute!).
Crayola’s Thank A Teacher Contest
That’s why I was happy to hear about the initiative that Crayola had launched on Teacher Appreciation Day last May. To thank teachers for everything they do and their commitment to our students, Crayola encouraged everyone across the country to help generate a million thank you notes to teachers using the hashtag #CrayolaThanks on social media.
On National Teacher Appreciation Day in May, Crayola launched “Thank A Teacher“, an initiative to celebrate and thank teachers across the country for their commitment to students, learning and creativity. To kick off, Crayola asked the nation to join in to generate one million teacher thank-yous on social media using the hashtag #Crayolathanks.
From July 1 through August 25, 2018, Crayola is encouraging families to enter their Thank A Teacher Contest. By creating and uploading handmade thank you notes, they can win prizes for their family, teachers and even the school.
The ten finalists will receive some awesome prizes, including the following:
- A $10K classroom makeover for the teacher (trust me, this is a give any teacher would absolutely LOVE)
- One year’s worth of Crayola products for the entire school
- A $1000 scholarship for the student
- A $1000 gift card for the teacher as well as the school
- A free CreatEd seminar for the school
The grand prize winner will get to see his or her thank you note featured on a special edition box of Crayola Crayons for the holiday season. How cool would that be for a kid?! A weekly sweepstakes will also be running at the same time, giving entrants the change to win $500 gift cards for their teachers and themselves. How cool would that be?
Enter To Win Crayola’s Thank A Teacher Contest
It’s not like we need an excuse to write thank you notes to our teachers but winning prizes sure doesn’t hurt. Plus, even the teacher gets prizes. It’s a win/win…literally!