May is National Teacher Appreciation month and Ivar’s restaurants want to honor the area’s top teachers. The grand prize winner will win a $500 gift card for school supplies and of course the bragging rights as Ivar’s Teacher of the Year. Four teachers will receive first prize of $150 gift card and 30 teachers will receive second prize of a $25 Ivar’s gift card. The nominating student of the top teacher will win a classroom chowder party, complete with Ivar’s famous dancing clam. Students 14 years or younger can visit any Puget Sound-area Ivar’s (including the one at 6000 15th Ave NW) and fill out an entry form or nominate the teacher online. Entries must be received by May 22, 2011.