End of Term Teacher Gifts… yay or no?
Giving teacher gifts can sometimes be a controversial one, some parents feel they are just doing their job, so why should they give a gift, others buy teacher gifts to teach children core values, including one of generosity.
Do you ever wonder whether or not you should give your child’s teacher a gift? You know how hard teachers work, and you want to show your appreciation, but do you worry about how other parents will perceive this gesture? Nobody wants to feel like you are trying to be the teacher’s pet, but you feel like they deserve a gesture to show your appreciation.
Gifts from the class
One way to keep the gift appropriate is to get all the students to participate in one present. No one will feel as though you are trying to be the teacher’s pet and the teacher will receive something extra special.
Most teachers have fond memories of their experiences in the classroom, and memorabilia type gifts hold a special place in their hearts, especially if they are given from the whole class.
End of the School Year
As the school year comes to a close, most students and teachers have mixed emotions. On the one hand, they’re happy to be free from homework and tests. On the other hand, they’ll miss their classmates, teachers, and students. For an end-of-the-year gift, choose something that will remind the teacher of the fun times you had in his or her class.
Some DIY ideas for end of the school year gifts:
- Scrapbook with a memento from each student
- Photo album with pictures and autographs from the students
- A bound collection of short essays from each student thanking the teacher for what they learned that year