Great Gifts For Teachers
In just a few short weeks school will be over for the year. If you’ve been reading The Buzz Off for any length of time you understand why there is a black X on my calendar marking the last day of school. Still, even though I wish our school went year round, the end of the year is a nice time to say Thank You to the kid’s teachers.
Last year I shared some nice ideas for Teacher Appreciation week you could use as an End-Of-The-Year-Gift for your favorite teacher. I have a few more to add this year.
My brother is a staunch believer that Gift Cards are cop-out presents. But sometimes, like when you’re buying things for a teacher you don’t really know personally, it’s not a bad idea. It seems all teachers spend their own money on supplies and fun things for the classroom. A gift card to a teacher supply store is perfect.
It seems like classrooms can never have enough books or games, especially if your teacher is just starting out. If you can collect a set of books even better. Here’s a great Listmania List of Classroom Library Books.
My favorite ‘crafty’ teacher’s gift for this year is this cute book dart made from Shrinky Dinks. I shared a shrink plastic craft for the holidays last year and this is along the same lines. You can find a PDF template here and can easily create a set of page markers for your teacher.
Whatever you decide to share with your teacher, remember a heartfelt note of thanks expressing how your child’s teacher has helped shape him is a truly appreciated gift. However, resist the urge to beg her to create a summer school program. I learned that the hard way.