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National Teacher's Day is May 6 - are you doing something for your child's teacher?

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I usually get a small consumable gift, like hot cocoa packets or cookies or something, and a gift card for somewhere the teacher can get school supplies or whatever. I try to get the card for a place where, if the teacher doesn't need any school supplies right then, she/he can get something else.

Do you do anything for National Teacher's Day. Do you get your children's teachers gifts at any other time, and if so what kinds of things do you get?
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Can I just add that as a teacher I just loved to get handmade cards/note and the occasional chocolate. It just feels good to be appreciated.......I loved hugs toosmile.gif

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We have teacher appreciation week just before that so no.  During the week, kids are "encouraged" to do something for their teacher every day (suggestions are a note, a plant, a snack, an item from the classroom wish list, etc) and there's a class gift.  I'm the room parent.  I have to turn around and ask for donations for end of the year gift donations like two weeks later.

 

So yeah, think we'll let that one pass ;-)
 

post #4 of 9
My DD makes a card for each teacher and we give a gift card to a coffee place or a restaurant close to the school. We also do the holidays and end of the year for the classroom teacher.
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Our district has a Teacher's Breakfast the Friday before that raises money for the schools. The parents buy the teachers tickets and roses. We usually do that.

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Our district has a Teacher's Breakfast the Friday before that raises money for the schools. The parents buy the teachers tickets and roses. We usually do that.

We're in the same school district and I haven't bought breakfast tickets but I sometimes buy the roses.

Our school PTA does something special each day. I can't remember what they are but I know that one day is a catered lunch with donated drinks and desserts. Parents are also encouraged to send in gift cards (either ones you aren't using or purchased) for drawings twice a day.

Room moms sometimes organize something, too. I prefer to do something small for teacher appreciation and something a little bigger at the end of the year, but I'm not sure about this year. I'm not a fan of DS's lead teacher but love his others and adore both of DD's.
post #7 of 9

My high schooler has 6 teachers, and she would feel dorky doing very much for them. We've decided to get each teacher a gourmet chocolate bar,. Lindt or something similar.

 

I might write several of them short emails and let them know they nice things my daughter says about them. We are past the handmade card stage, but it might be nice to let them know that at least some of their students really appreciate them!
 

post #8 of 9

I am actually the chair of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week for our school.  I think it is very nice to try to work the other staff in...for instance the custodians, office staff, nurses.  My son has some chronic health problems and the nurse has really partnered with me over the years so I always treat her just like a teacher.

 

We do something different each day - ie. Monday is "Thanks for Being Sweet" so we encourage the kids to bring in a baked good, candy or fruit for their teacher.  Then the PTA buys munkins and fruit for the other staff.

 

Tuesday is a PTA luncheon for teachers and staff.

 

Wednesday is Supplies or Surprise (I made a book where staff was encouraged to share their favorite foods, stores, teams, etc. so that students can surprise them with something they really like) but I know teachers also always like classroom supplies.

 

Thursday is a gift from the PTA for the entire staff.. 

 

Friday the kids are encouraged to bring in a note or picture.

post #9 of 9
My kids aren't in school yet, but when they are, if they have good teachers I will give them a spa gift card or a coffee card. I know a lot of supplies are paid for by the teacher(being an education major, myself) BUT I think it's nice to recognize the teacher as someone outside of school as well(and who doesn't love a day of pampering?)
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