Teacher’s Favorite Things

Our county’s public schools celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week next week.

If you’re in a position to do something special for your child’s teacher, it’s nice to know their likes and dislikes first.  As Room Parent, I try to get this out of the way at the beginning of the year – I ask my children’s teachers if they wouldn’t mind filling out a questionnaire like the one below.  If they agree, I’ll send out copies of their completed questionnaires to those parents who have expressed interest in that kind of info.  Somehow it feels more helpful and less tacky if it’s done as part of the start-up routine rather than right before a birthday or holiday.

This year, since Teacher Appreciation Week is such a big event at our school, we’ve circled back and asked the teacher if she has any new needs for her classroom.


Teacher’s Favorite Things

What is your favorite:

  • Color?
  • Treat or Snack food?
  • Drink?
  • Flower?

Where do you like to shop?

Where do you like to dine out?

What are your hobbies/interests outside of school?

Do you collect anything in particular?

Is there a special charity or cause that you like to support?

What things would make your classroom a better place for you?

What is your favorite teacher supply store?

Is there anything you prefer not to receive, or that you simply have too much of?  Or are you allergic to anything (in regards to homemade goods, scents, or plants)?

Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?