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Do you like this gift idea?

  • Yes! Cute and with a treat a great gift!

    Votes: 26 86.7%
  • NO! The teachers will hate this gift!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes as long as you include a treat and gift card

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • No choose something else entirely

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • other

    Votes: 2 6.7%
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Okay the end of the school is coming (this isn't a curriculum based question, more of a do you like it or not question....so I hope it is okay here)and I am considering doing this craft with my daughter. She has 5 teachers/ea's and I would also include a small treat. Please vote! And add comments if you like<br><a href="http://www.creativekidsathome.com/activities/activity_20.html" target="_blank">http://www.creativekidsathome.com/ac...tivity_20.html</a><br><br>
Eta: my daughter is in kindergarten.<br><br>
Also....just putting this in as a treat idea.<br><a href="http://oursemihomemadelife.blogspot.com/2009/06/semi-homemade-teacher-gifts.html" target="_blank">http://oursemihomemadelife.blogspot....her-gifts.html</a>
 

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I am a teacher and I voted yes, I like it! I am a sucker for handmade things. I would rather have something handmade than a gift card, personally.
 

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Thanks Bunnyflakes. I found a cute smore's craft too...but it seems that teachers (my daughters anyways) don't appreciate calories as much......
 

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I don't know.... one Mom bakes/cooks for us a lot. I have yet to hear any complaints as the brownies and chocolate covered strawberries are being wolfed down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Sure, we don't need the calories, but they sure are yummy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">
 

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Well...I do already have a treat that all the staff loves and usually make a bit for everyone, including the cleaning staff....so I thought the plant would be cute to go with it!
 

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I vote other- I like the plant idea a LOT but I don't think a treat is a must. Nice, but not a must at all. I think we might use this idea too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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i think either one would be very nice. both? extra super crazy nice. that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it, if you want! your dd's teachers will really appreciate it.
 

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I used to be teacher and I voted Yes! It'd be adorable with out a treat or gift card and extra nice with. I always loved stuff the kids worked on. I still have some things my students made or decorated years ago.<br><br>
If you want to do a gift card, I was always pleased with even $5 gift cards to coffee shops or bookstores. Just enough for a little treat for myself. If your schools are facing cuts like the ones around here are even a gift card to a teacher supply or office supply store would be nice.
 

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I really love all the input. I planted morning glory seeds with DD today, hopefully they will sprout!<br><br>
I am excited to do this now....I just worried that it wouldn't be a good enough gift.<br><br>
For Easter I went to the dollar store and bought sand toys (shovels, pails etc) I spent $20 and got a whole bunch of toys. The teacher and students LOVED it!<br><br>
I still have to think of something to give to DD's classmates. Last year I bought a jumbo bucket of sidewalk chalk, wrapped 4 together in a cute ribbon....cost was $0.33 a student and they really seemed to like them.<br><br>
Any ideas for her classmates?
 

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I've given plants as end-of-year gifts and they seem to be well received. I often give some potted kitchen herbs - thyme or rosemary (for remembrance!).<br><br>
It's a great idea!
 
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