Friends – let’s be real and honest here for a hot second, okay? As much as I know we all love to have grand plans and ideas for over the top gift ideas for teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week (or for any gift at any time of the year, really), sometimes life gets in the way and those best laid plans fall to the way side. It’s okay. Adulting and parenting is no joke and when a rough patch hits, you just have to get into survival mode. Like I said, it’s okay.
I’ve got a few helpful, easy ideas to help you make it through Teacher Appreciation Week that won’t cause headaches or heart ache.
One. Small pieces of art work or prized possessions that kiddos gifted to me were more valuable to me than gold and I still have one student’s small puppy key chain she gave me when Luke was born. Sarah plays with it now and I still think of that sweet girl (Hi Madi!) every time I see it.
Two. When I was teaching before crazy Reagan turned our lives upside down, my hands-down fave gift to receive were heartfelt notes of encouragement and appreciation from my students and their parents. It was justification that all of the time, tears, and effort I put into to planning and teaching was all worth it.
Three. Gift cards to local restaurants and favorite stores were always a hit not only with me, but with The Husband as well. See – he had to deal with being ignored on multiple occasions while I graded the never ending stack of student work or frantically tried to finish filling the last of 30 report card comments, so a gift card to the movies was a little treat for him, too.
Now, if you still want to do something at least a little cute, I’ve got a free tag and note card that you can use to spruce up whatever you decide to do. You’re welcome. 😉
Download Here: Sharp Teacher Tag and Note
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