May 7-11 is the annual National Teacher Appreciation Week, and Tuesday is being recognized as National Teacher Appreciation Day.
The Colorado Department of Education is asking for participation from students, parents and community members by posting on social media a photo, video or words of gratitude, using the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO.
People also are encouraged to nominate them for the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year Award.
On Tuesday, some restaurants and retailers are offering free stuff and deals to educators. Some of the discounts are offered all week, although not all are available at all locations.
Here are some of the offers:
Academic Superstore: Discounted school supplies to U.S. educators.
The Container Store: Sign up for the free Organized Teacher program for special discounts all year.
Dollar Tree: 10 percent off with a valid school ID.
Hooked on Phonics: Pre-school and kindergarten teachers that visit www.Teachers.HookedOnPhonics.com and sign up this week will receive a FREE one-year subscription.This is an app that provides additional practice to complement instruction in phonics.
K12 School Supplies: 30-80 percent off on closeout and clearance school supplies.
OfficeDepot OfficeMax: Free rewards program get a 10 percent discount on school supplies.
Pencils.com: 10 percent off all orders with valid teacher ID
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store: 15 percent off on purchases every day both in-store and online.
Michael's: 15 percent off all in-store purchases.
Barnes & Noble: 25 percent off during Teacher Appreciation Week and 20 percent off year round.
First Book: 50-90 percent off retail book prices for select low-income communities.
Thrift Books: 15 percent off all used class book sets.
Adobe: 60 percent off any Creative Cloud purchase.
Apple: Up to $200 off a new Mac and up to $30 off a new iPad.
Hewlett Packard: 20 percent off on select HP products + free shipping on all orders.
ThinkEDU.com: 85 percent off computer software programs.
Aerosoles: 15 percent off of in-store purchases priced $39.99 or higher.
Banana Republic: 15 percent off full-priced in-store purchases.
Bonobos: 15 percent off on five orders throughout the year.
J. Crew: 15 percent off in-store purchases.
Kate Spade: 15 percent off with a valid school ID on in-store purchases.
Karen Kane: 20 percent off all purchases any time.
Loft: 15 percent off for LOFT's exclusive educator-only perks year-round.
The Limited: 15 percent off any in-store purchase with school ID.
Madewell: 15 percent off any in-store purchase with a valid teacher ID.
Old Navy: 20 percent off your total purchase during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Talbots: 15 percent off regular-priced items every day.