|#2 Pencil Clothespin Magnets |
by The Shady Porch
There are oodles (actual mathematical quantities - more than batches, less than gazillions) of teacher appreciation gift ideas floating around, and as the wife of a high school teacher, I can testify that some are better than others..and my experience might help ensure that your Holiday teacher gift puts you at the top of the class. Teacher gifts are not common for upper-grade teachers; why do some folks forget that the teachers of older kids need our appreciation, too? After a quarter-century with the hubby in the classroom, I have a strong idea of what teachers like and better yet what they need. I like giving gifts that fill a need...I think it makes the gift more memorable.
|Healthy Snack Pack|
Not to get preachy, but the best teacher gift is parental involvement. Studies do show that a factor in student achievement is linked to parental involvement. As students grow up, parental involvement that was really high in elementary and middle school diminishes. Despite eye-rolls and heavy sighs to the contrary, big young-uns still like it when their folks show up at school events. My hubby has had too many Open House nights spent in his room waiting for ANY parents to attend. That may be the most personal gift of all.
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