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Old 11-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Calling all teachers!

DD is in kindergarten and this is my first year with a child in school. I have no idea what to get her teacher for Christmas. I want to give something that she will use and appreciate but that isn't completely overdone by everyone else! Spam me with ideas!
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Get her earrings in the shape of a pencil or apples, a mug with #1 teacher, or a bag with mini chalk boards printed on it.

Haha, kidding.

My aunt and cousin are teachers and always appreciate gift cards or school supplies etc.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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I love gift cards to restaurants, Starbucks, or a teacher supply store. The restaurant gift cards are great for nights I am at the school late working and dont have time to cook. Also a card from the child in their handwriting (as much as they can) are special. Also books for her to read aloud to the class.
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Books, supplies for the teacher, or best, a handwritten note of appreciation. I never expect gift cards, and unless I know the parent well homemade baked goods go uneaten.
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Not candles, or soap, or lotion or candy

Love stuff to be used for the classroom! And giftcards...even the little $5 or $10 ones to Starbucks or Subway or something like that!
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Not candles, or soap, or lotion or candy

Love stuff to be used for the classroom! And giftcards...even the little $5 or $10 ones to Starbucks or Subway or something like that!
This. It is the thought that counts.

Also, if your district's education foundation does "honor a teacher", it is very meaningful to be recognized. The principal usually gets a list, so it is nice professionally to be honored, and often those teachers who are recognized multiple times get better luck when submitting grants.
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This. It is the thought that counts.

Also, if your district's education foundation does "honor a teacher", it is very meaningful to be recognized. The principal usually gets a list, so it is nice professionally to be honored, and often those teachers who are recognized multiple times get better luck when submitting grants.
Yes, THIS!!! And those of us who work at private schools and don't have tenure, well, we stand a better chance of being rehired every year. Because our contracts have to be renewed every year...
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This. It is the thought that counts.

Also, if your district's education foundation does "honor a teacher", it is very meaningful to be recognized. The principal usually gets a list, so it is nice professionally to be honored, and often those teachers who are recognized multiple times get better luck when submitting grants.
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Yes, THIS!!! And those of us who work at private schools and don't have tenure, well, we stand a better chance of being rehired every year. Because our contracts have to be renewed every year...
How do we find out if our district does this? DS goes to a private school and we are new to the area. I have no idea where to start.
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How do we find out if our district does this? DS goes to a private school and we are new to the area. I have no idea where to start.
Start with the principal, then ask him/her if there is a way to put in an official appreciation with the district or ed foundation.
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a hand written note from the child
classroom supplies
dunkin donuts gift card
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