Home schooling provides a whole new appreciation for teachers!


Schoolhouses might be closed but “school” is not.

As parents and caregivers balance working at home and home school, and learn firsthand the challenges of young attention spans and middle-school math, it's only fitting that we celebrate teachers.

Each year, near the end of the traditional school year, we observe Teacher Appreciation Week. The traditional teacher-appreciation activities are still available from NFPA for fire departments to share with their communities, but instead of in-person deliveries, encourage students to send the messages by email or post on  school platforms.

NFPA provides fun activities to help students show appreciation for the many types of teachers who work hard every day. Coloring is a great stress reliever for adults and kids. Download our Teachers Rock coloring sheet and have kids email or post to their teachers.

NFPA's “favorite things” bookmarks are sweet reminders of this school year and great mementos for teachers to receive from students.

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Kelly Ransdell
Regional Director, South Central Region