Trust me on this one!!! Teachers LOVE gift cards!!!!!
One year with the money I collected for the teachers holiday gift I rolled up all the cash into the shape of a bone and put it in the mouth of a stuffed beagle dog. The teacher LOVES beagles so she thought it was the greatest gift ever- a little gift and cash I like to find out where they love to shop or what they collect.
Since I know a lot of teachers and volunteer in the school they all tell me that they usually regift the things they get. Sad but true....
I work for the schools, so I know EXACTLY what ALL teachers want:
They want Plato, Reading Horizons, and English Discoveries to actually work for a change! They'd be the happiest teachers in the world if only the programs they need working on the computers would actually work!
My mom lways made homemade candy, spiced nuts and little cookies... My teachers always loved those!
Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things...
Three things I can think of. One is a gift card to Staples or Offive Depot. Teachers need to spemd their money on themselves. Second is the gift of time. Volunteer to help the teacher whenever you can. Third and most importantly, a gift of caring. Write a letter to the teacher telling them how much you appreciate them being there.
I wholehearedly agree with KoH's post. A good friend of mine has taught kindergarten and first grade for many years and she always spends some of her own money for special items needed for the classrooms. A gift card of Staples or Office Depot would be terrific or some movie passes.
I bought Sephora gift packs for each of the kids teachers over the summer. I will probably give them some homemade goodies too.
We are going to have to figure out something to do for the staff at daycare. We can't afford to to buy a present for each of the teachers. Maybe a plate of cookies and a small ornament for each of them.
Anything listed on the park maps as an attraction is fair game for inclusion in the Rally.
I cannot confirm nor deny the inclusion of any attraction in the Rally.
I always loved the homemade treats when I was teaching. I could definitely do without anything with the saying "2 teach is 2 touch a life 4ever". That has to be the MOST annoying saying! Coffee mugs are another thing to avoid. Personal notes always meant alot to me!
My mom and I used to make our own Christmas ornaments and treats (cookies/candies, etc.) for teachers/doctors/etc. We never bought any of that "#1 teacher" crap. I never thought much of the stuff we made. Then a week after I graduated from high school my 1st grade teacher sent me a lovely card congratulating me on my graduation and she mentioned in detail the little ornament that I had made for her all those years ago. I never thought she would have kept it all these years, but she stated she put it on her tree each year.
So if you are good at a certain craft, consider making something with your child for the teacher. GC sounds like a good idea too.
Amanda Just remember without a well written Disney Villain, there would be no point in the Heroes and the Princesses. Have you hugged a Disney Villain today?
Former teacher here. First what NOT to get: mugs of any kind, smelling bath products of any kind.
Like others have said, gift cards are much appreciated, but most memorable and appreciated are the notes/letters/cards I've gotten from not only students (we know parents make them do that most of the time), but the notes of thanks from parents have truly made my day/year. Teaching can be a thankless job a lot of the time, so when someone takes the time to tell you that you are doing a good job and have made a difference in their child's life, it is very special.