It's nearing the end of another school year. Teachers are tired.
When my kids were little, for a few years we gave, (with the best intentions!), the standard things that we thought teachers would like (mugs and such.)
Teachers get a LOT of mugs. They appreciate the thought, for sure. But, think about it. If a teacher has at least 15 or 20 students in a class, and roughly a fourth of the kids give the teacher mugs...Well, do the math to figure out how much cabinet space would be required to hold that many mugs after a few years.
A gift card, no matter how small, to a coffee shop or a bookstore, etc. is always appreciated by teachers I think. (I know, I know, this is obvious, but often, parents overthink the whole teacher gift idea. Sometimes it helps to be reminded that a simple thing like a gift card may be the best option.) If a child (and/or) a parent includes a note of thanks (or only a note of thanks), even better. (Even if a teacher doesn't like coffee, there is usually something to enjoy at a coffee shop, right? And well...books!)
I'm a reading tutor. I don't get nearly as tired or have nearly as many students as classroom teachers. They have my UTMOST respect. I'm here today for them!
Here's to learning, living, and summer!
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