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    My daughter is a kindergarten teacher She teaches a class of 28 children 3 of them are special needs. She does not make a lot of money. She does work from 7;30 in morning to AT LEAST 4;30 during parent teacher confrences she works untill 9:00 pm She appre iates anything the parents give her but what she appreciates the most is parents help even 1 hour means a lot. that is the best gift anyone could give her school supplies would be next on her list. Snacks are rezally appreciated as many parents do not provide a snack for there children so she buys out of her pocket so every child can have an afternoon snack so snack so nutretional food not junk food is really appreciated by her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    My sister is a teacher. All i hear from her is how much she is underpaid.
    well...she maakes over$100,000.00 a year. This is a public school, she teaches
    At a jr/sr high school.
    She gets extra for lunch, or parking lot duty. Also if she coaches.
    She get$100.00/game for one hr. Of umpiring.
    And...she cant get fired either, she has tenure(more thaan three yrs).

    When my son was in school, i would make a collection and buy a visa gift card.
    Also my son would make the teacher a personalizd pointer.
    a 3/8" dowel he would paint pencil yellow, sharpen on end to a point, paint oter end pink
    And put the name on the pencil. Teachers always asked for that.
    I know a couple of teachers who would love to teach where your sister does. but of course they teach in Ga

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    I made a pillow with teachers name on it and added a pocket for a book, so she can either relax at home and read or sit with class comfortable and pull out the book she choice to read that day from the pocket on the pillow. Real easy. Jan

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    As a teacher, I just had to write. THANK YOU to all out there who appreciate teachers! I worked so hard to meet each child's needs and to make each year a great year filled with learning experiences! I paid for so many classroom supplies and all the crafts projects we did. I bought tons of books for the classroom library. Most all the teachers I know did the same things. That's why it hurt a bit to see one person write, "why do we have to buy teachers gifts?" The answer is "you don't" but why would you not want to thank and support the person who spends all day helping, teaching and caring for your child? Plus, don't you want to teach your child to be kind and thoughtful? BTW, I've taught in 4 states and never made anywhere remotely near what the writer from Long Island said!

    For gifts I loved gift certificates to book stores, movies or restaurants. I never wanted my families to spend a lot of money, so having families do a group gift works well. Yes, the Kleenex and paper and crayons are very much appreciated, but they are not personal. My most treasured gifts however, we're the personal notes from kids and parents. Those meant the world to me.

    I would definitely avoid coffee mugs, ornaments and baked goods. Also, if the school had a fundraiser selling candles or candy or gift wrap, please avoid these items....we teachers already bought a ton of it when the kids were selling it! Since all of us here are quilters, place mats and table runners are great, as are seasonal (non religious) wall hangings for the classroom. Another great idea for those who are clever would be a quilted hanging to go outside the classroom door saying the teacher's name (skip the room number and grade since they may change over the years).

    Sorry to be so long, but I just want to thank all parents and grandparents out there who volunteer, write kind notes, buy classroom supplies, go on field trips, or send in gifts. Your support means the world to your child's teacher!

    TanyaL;5513557]A comment under another thread made me wonder about the best teacher gifts in today's world. She mentioned she had to buy many of the supplies for her classroom out of her personal money. I am thinking that cash or a gift card would be better appreciated than a home made item. What do you think?[/QUOTE]
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    Lynnie, it might seem your sister is making a lot of money, but she is probably working a lot of overtime and doing extra activities, probably working in the summer enrichment activities for the school district. She must be working in the big city. So cut her some slack. I just retired after 34 years and did not work as much extra as she did but I did before school enrichment and afterschool activities and I worked in the summer also. Maybe she should quit complaining an be thankful that she has a lot of activities to choose from to make extra money.Parents and officials are asking for a longer day and more activities and these require money.
    As for gifts, I learn never look a gift horse in the mouth , be thankful for what you get. I know when I am appreciated by parents and when they tell me that their cjild is excited about math and don't want to miss school, that's my thanks.

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    I am not making 6 figures as a teacher but I bet it costs a lot more to live in NY than where I live. I usually spend $1000-$2000 every year to supplement my classroom budget and supplies. I do it for my students, not for public recognition. However, appreciation is always nice!

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    Teacher Gifts

    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I would bet a gift card to Staples or Office Depot would be very appreciated.
    For a teachers Xmas gift, my mom and I would ride the bus downtown in OKC to Halliburtans Dept. Store. Ask the clerk to get out several pair of hose from inside the glass counter. They would discuss the color, sheerness, seemless or not, this selection was tedious work. Finally the hose were wrapped up and off to Stovers Candy Store where I picked out a bag of their once famous flavored stick candy. Which kept me quiet and in my seat on the bus ride home.

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    I wish I knew where to send crafts supplies. I had several boxes of yarn, books, hoops, wood bead, alpha beads from previous craft projects. I asked a person that worked in a local school and she told me the teachers did not want my 'junk'.
    I donated it to a thrift shop and the ladies were very excited to get the items. They were not bits and pieces but full bags of bead, skeins of yarn, etc. -I tend to over by when I do crafts. I wish I had know some of the teachers here on the board as I would have paid the shipping to give them the items.
    I also have the same problem with my quilts-my family doesn't want them and I love to design. I was hoping to give them as lap quilts to VN and retirement homes but have been shut down every time I ask, Same for my books.
    Oh well-some one will want them

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    As a retired teacher I'd like to tell you how I feel. While a gift card to an office supply store would have been greatly appreciated by me, a home-made personal gift was even better! Every Christmas I still hang on my tree several ornaments handmade by parents/children. One of my faves- a small quilted ornament! Back then I had no idea I would become a quilter in my retirement, but I loved it even then. Having said that, I must tell you, when we moved to our retirement home, none of the dollar store items came!!!! (Side story- had a garage sale once. Lady came over and whispered, "Where do you teach?" When I asked her how she knew I was a teacher, she whispered, "Because I got all those tacky little things on your ten-cent table as Christmas gifts, too!")

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I would bet a gift card to Staples or Office Depot would be very appreciated.
    Well.......actually.......I'm a teacher and would rather have a WalMart or Target card or maybe a Visa giftcard. Why? Because the same stuff I can get at Staples or Office Depot, I can get for a lot less at WalMart and thus get more stuff. Our PTA gave us all $25 giftcards to Staples last year and while I was grateful for it, I hated paying so much more at Staples when I knew I could get the same pens and markers for a whole lot less 1/2 mile away at WallyWorld. I spend about $250 a year on my classroom, by the way. I get very little from the school system....not tissues, dry-erase markers, staples and stapler, or anything to use with the kids like crayons or other coloring supplies, notebook paper for when they don't bring any or anything else. Either I buy what I need, I get parent donations or I do without. I love what I do but this isn't my favorite part of the job!
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