So, as either a parent or a child, how do know what to purchase as teacher appreciation gifts? I know can not speak for every teacher out there, but the gift means more than just a special item or trinket to us. We will remember the student as well as the amount of respect and care that teacher appreciation gifts will show us.
In my experience as a teacher, I have found that any gift from apples to pencils to trinkets, are sentimentally valuable to me. Whether I like the fruit or the trinket they bring me – whether I would have considered buying it for myself or completely ignored it in the store.
The following are a few hints I can make from experience about Teacher appreciation gifts:
1) If the child wants to choose the gift him or herself, let them. And even if you think it is horrible – you really do not have to suggest something else for the child to consider as an alternative gift for his or her teacher. The child will be proud that he or she picked something out all by themselves, and will probably brag to the teacher that the gift was his or her idea without any help. -They do this with big smiles on their faces. It is great to see.
2) Teacher appreciation gifts can be given at any time – and you never have to feel obligated to bring gifts for teachers. Maybe this teacher was especially encouraging and patient with the student in a particular subject where the child needed or wanted to improve. A random gift is so much more surprising and pleasant to the instructor if it is unexpected.
3) If you really are concerned about bringing in practical teacher appreciation gifts that the teachers will be able to use in the classroom, some great gift ideas are things like pencils, nice pens, notebooks, chalk, a new chalkboard eraser etc – especially if the one that belongs to the classroom looks particularly old or worn out.
4) Many parents feel obliged to bring in teacher appreciation gifts on the holidays – especially Christmas. The same rules apply – do not feel that it is an obligation on your part, and do not fall as though you need to spend money.
5) Bringing teacher appreciation gifts on test days may be cute and thoughtful – but often this gift will not improve your child's grade on the test she or she is taking that day. I still appreciate finding an apple on my desk on the day of the big history test – but I find myself thinking to myself 'nice try, but you can not fool me', even though the gift still puts a smile on my face. The apple on the desk any other day is much more pleasing, simple and sweet. There are also apple gift baskets available for teachers.
6) Gifts for teachers do not have to be something that you buy in a store or order from a catalog or shop for online. Sometimes the best teacher appreciation gifts are things like crafts, drawings, or projects that their students make for them. These kinds of gifts for teachers, you will find, also give the children a sense of pride in their work and in their giving. -To have pride in the concept of giving – to have the giving itself feel good – is one of the most precious things a child can be taught. They almost teach it to themselves when they want to give or to make gifts for teachers. Some of my most treasured gifts were hand crafted or drawn for me by students of all ages. There is something absolutely irreplaceable about them.
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