Today's Reason to Celebrate

May 05, 2020 was

National Teacher Day

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Day! Now more than ever, teachers need to know how much we value them and the work that they're doing in this time of distance learning. Today is the day to show your kids' teachers, and all the teachers you know that you care. Send free Teacher Appreciation Day eCards to express your thanks and appreciation!

In 1944, an Arkansas teacher named Mattye Whyte Woodridge began a campaign to establish a national day that would honor teachers. Woodridge wrote letters to politicians, education leaders, and eventually the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt convinced Congress to proclaim the first National Teacher Day.

Today, the National Education Association sponsors an entire Teacher Appreciation Week, which is full of events and activities. Learn more about the campaign on the official website.

To celebrate National Teacher Day, participate in one of the projects and take a moment to honor the remarkable individuals who have taught you or your children over the years!

  • May 05, 2020 is also Cinco de Mayo | National Hoagie Day | Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May is Motorcycle Awareness Month | National Bike Month | National Hamburger Month | National Strawberry Month
  • This week is Be Kind to Animals Week | National Pet Week