Just like you, we are always looking for ways to keep ourselves and our family busy and active as we adjust to the new normal of “Stay home. Stay healthy”. Every day we are giving you a list of 14 things to keep us sharp, in shape, stimulated, busy, or entertained during these unprecedented times. Do one a day for 14 days, or tackle the entire list at once. Just make sure to check back every day for something new.

These uncertain times have made our kids’ school year very different. Our teachers have been working tirelessly to ensure our children are educated, recognized, and heard even while they’re so far apart. This week is Teacher Appreciation week, so we want to showcase 14 ways you can thank you teacher.

  1. Send a Thank You Card – This simple handwritten thank you note can make a huge difference to your teacher.
  2. Send Them Dinner – Let them take a break from cooking and send them dinner through DoorDash, GrubHub, PostMates, or UberEats.
  3. Video Thank You – Record your little one telling their teacher why they’re grateful for everything they do.
  4. Create Anything By Hand – Let their student show their appreciation however they’d like. Let them draw a picture, paint, sculpt, or create something great.
  5. Send a Gift Basket – Put together something more personalized.
  6. Send a Text or Email – Even a quick digital note is a nice gesture.
  7. Yard Signs – Create a homemade thank you yard sign to put in their lawn.
  8. A Note Saying What They’ve Learned – Make sure your teacher knows that they’re making an impact.
  9. Gift Card – Send a nice gift card to your teacher.
  10. Send an Audiobook – Share your favorite book with them digitally.
  11. Send Flowers – Show your appreciation through this classic gift.
  12. Picture Collage – Teachers have been missing their students, so create a picture collage of the whole class.
  13. Drive-By Parade – Coordinate with the other parents in your class and do a drive-by parade in front of their house.
  14. Send School Supplies – Teachers often invest a lot of money into school supplies throughout the year. Help by taking some of that burden off their shoulders for next year.

We know things are stressful right now, and you may be worried about your finances. We have solutions available through our Member Assistance Program, designed to support you. We have a range of resources, such as an Emergency Loan Program, Skip-a-Pay, and our Visa Credit Card special, that can help those who have been impacted.