Finding just the right words to express a thank you to a teacher can sometimes be very difficult. Throughout the many years of school a child will have, no doubt, your child will have good teachers and teacher who don’t quite match up for the needs of your child. It is for that reason, when we are blessed with a smooth school year, we are extremely in need to show appreciation and express in words the meaning of the year.
Whether you choose to purchase a gift, create a homemade item or send a note of appreciation, it is important that teachers receive the recognition that they so well deserve.
When choosing a gift for a teacher, similar to choosing a gift for anyone, it is not necessarily the gift or the amount of money spent. The gift, in fact, is that you took the time to care, you took the time to search out something of relevance or meaning and that you took the time thinking of that person. You took the time just as the teacher took the time with your child throughout the school year.
As you search for a special teacher gift, think about what has meaning to the teacher. Does he/she collect things, does he/she have a particular beverage choice (coffee, tea, chai), does he/she play a sport, workout or have a hobby. Many times you can ask your child for information. Teachers often talk about their families, hobbies and interests to their class. You can also ask the office staff for assistance or your PTO may have some input about your teacher.
Whether you are purchasing a gift or making a gift, be sure to include a personal note or letter from yourself or your child. Include specifics about what made the school year a blessing for you and your child. Every teacher likes to be recognized for those extra efforts. Recognizing those efforts is the most valuable gift you can give a teacher.
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