Thousands of metro Atlanta teachers were feted with gifts in recent days as part of national Teacher Appreciation Week.

At David T. Howard Middle School in Atlanta, teachers received flowers. At Ferguson Elementary in Gwinnett County, the well-wishes include handwritten notes and gift cards. At Beacon Hill Middle School in Decatur, teachers were served ice cream.

“Thank you for being a nice teacher for me for making activities fun to do and thank you for having me in your classroom this year. You are the best teacher,” one Ferguson Elementary student wrote to their teacher.

A Ferguson Elementary School teacher received handwritten notes, flowers and treats from students as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Photo credit: Ferguson Elementary School.

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Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods penned a handwritten note to teachers as part of a month-long celebration for the state’s teachers.

“You were called to do this work, and we as Georgians are fortunate that you answered that calling,” he wrote.