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...for the end of the school year.

Last year I gave K's preschool teacher bath salt sundaes.

I'm wondering what others give (if anything).
 

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How about bath teas ????????
 

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Do you have a "recipe" Lori? Sounds intriguing.
 

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~Bouquet of fresh flowers
~Plant for her garden
~Small basket filled with stickers and small items she can use in her classroom
~gift certificate for lunch
~candles (always popular)
~a poem and picture from your child
~a couple pretty "outside"/plastic glasses with a lemonade mix attached
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As a former public school teacher can I please enter a plea for NO MORE MUGS. I was bombarded with them and because I loved each of my students, I couldn't stand to get rid of any of them (the mugs, not the students). I'm convinced when you put mugs in a dark cabinet that they multiply like bunnies!:toothy: I kniow they were trying to bless me, and I really did appreciate the thought, but one can only have so many mugs before the hubby starts getting a bit upset when they fall on his head whenever the cabinet door opens!

What I did appreciate were:
homemade goodies
gift certificates
a plant
flowers
a note of appreciation
a toy for my child (yes, I had some wonderful students who did this)

Hope this helps!
 

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Gift certificates and homemade craft items are great. If you can reach the rest of the parents in the class, maybe they can all pitch in and get a gift certificate.
 

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what is a bath salt sundae?


How about a "gift in a jar"? maybe a cookie mix or something like that with instructions and a wooden spoon tied to the jar?
 

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Oh, no....Michelle, you remind that it is coming...the end of school...;) lol I don't have ideas, but what I do since a few years is giving each teacher a card, with a very personal message and with so many thank-yous. I get overwhelmed with these end of the year thank-you's...with 4 kids in school and more than 4 teachers...(the religion T, the english T, the gym T, the school secretary, school directory...plus the regular teachers...):eek:
 

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Something useful is fabulous. Plants and flowers are tricky because some of us (like myself) have brown thumbs and I always feel so guilty when a plant a child has given me dies, as it inevitably does. Gift certificates, stationary, stickers, thank you note, etc...these are good.
 

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How about a basket full of goodies? Either eatables (coffee/tea, etc and some cookies) or maybe a bathing/beauty basket ( bath salts, potporri, lotions, etc) This is what I was thinking for my ds's kindergarten teacher.

Teachers, does that sound ok to you?
 

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oh amyboyz thank you so much for suggesting stationary and stickers. i don't know why i didn't think of that.
ds has two teachers and they have been very helpful and supportive with him and i wanted to get them something useful and they are always putting stickers on papers.
 

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Great ideas in here everyone....I'm bumping this up so I can hear about the bath teas that Lori suggested.
 

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I did movie baskets for the kids teachers when they were younger. I bought a big bowl (usually at garage sales), 2 bags of microwave popcorn, a 2 liter bottle of soda, a coupon for a movie rental and I wrapped it with big piece of tulle (the tulle ended up being cheaper than cellophane because I could pick up when they had a clearence at the fabric store during the year).

Total Cost:
.50 -- bowl
.50 -- popcorn
1.00 -- soda
Free -- movie coupon (I earned them by renting throughout the year and saving them)
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2.00
 

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It's that time of year again
 

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This year I am doing 2 things for K's teacher. I am making her a "journal jar" and giving a journal to go with it. In the journal's front cover, I am going to put a copy of a picture of Kathryn with her teacher that I took last week at the Memorial Day program.

I also found out that she likes to quilt, so I'm going to give her something quilting related too.

I don't know what to do for Lauren's teacher though--she got a new teacher a couple of months ago, and I'm stumped.
 

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Last year, i sent out a note asking for money from the parents and i made strawberry pots full of herbs. My son is in a special needs class so there are 3 assistant teachers in the class. i was able to make one for each assistant and a large one for the teacher. Now this year i also asked for money again and i am making a pamper basket for the teacher and for the assistant teachers, 4 this year a fun snack basket. The snack basket is going to have movie gift cards, popcorn, chocolate. The pamper basket will also have gift cards and some candles, chocolate, etc. I am not completely finished with them yet. I've been my sons roommom for 2 years and those years the parents have really liked chipping in and doing the gift from all.
 

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Speaking as an Elementary School teacher, I really appreciate things I can use rather than things that sit on a shelf and gather dust. Homemade mixes ( cookie, bath, etc.), gift certificates to restaurants or teacher stores, items for the classroom (stickers, rubber stamps, children's games, etc.) are always appreciated. I too had cabinets full of mugs, trinket boxes and statues until I was forced to get rid of them for needed space. Unless you know the teacher collects a certain type of item, please don't buy it. The thought is nice, but storage gets to be a real problem after a couple of years. Great ideas in this thread!
 
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