Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Cooperating Teacher Gift? >

Cooperating Teacher Gift?

Cooperating Teacher Gift?

Old 02-18-2012, 05:32 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 111
Default Cooperating Teacher Gift?

I'm currently student teaching in a fourth grade classroom.
I would like to get my cooperating teacher a thank you gift for letting me invade her classroom for 9 weeks. She is thinking about retiring soon so I don't want to get her anything super teacher-y. Do you think it would be appropriate to make a table runner or wall hanging? I don't know what her favorite colors or what her home is like.
Suggestions on colors or pattern?
kiesh is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Super Member
moreland's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Posts: 2,160

I think either would be appropriate. Everyone has dressers (table runners make great dresser scarfs) as well as a table. I would be inclined to stay somewhat neutral with my colors--colors that will go with anything type (as opposed to neon colors, for example.) Good luck.
moreland is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 523

As a former teacher, I would say, ABSOLUTELY! See what colors her clothes tend to be, or black and white quilts are popular now, or if she is a primary grade teacher, How about Dr. Seuss anything?? mary
mmb195152 is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hampstead N.C.
Posts: 1,870

How about a holiday theme?
Grace creates is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 07:22 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Upland CA
Posts: 18,376

I think a table runner or wallhanging would be great!! You might check with other teachers on staff and see if they know what colors she likes.
mighty is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 07:41 PM
Super Member
BluegrassGurl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,522

I agree.... a table runner or wallhanging would be a great choice. Regarding colors.... what colors does she tend to wear frequently? That is usually a great clue of what her preferences are.

Good luck!.... and congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
BluegrassGurl is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 07:42 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 8,248

Great idea! Teachers are never appreciated enough!
Painiacs is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 07:45 PM
Super Member
Dina's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,478

What a thoughtful idea. I supervise student teachers for the local university, and it is a lot of work being a mentor teacher. It is hard to share your classroom, and it is hard to think of everything a beginning teacher needs to know. (I taught for 39 years and had 9 student teachers. I know....) The mentor teacher will really appreciate being appreciated!!

Dina is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Super Member
Treasureit's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Royse City Texas
Posts: 2,871

What about a tote?
Treasureit is offline  
Old 02-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 72

I would say a table runner is always a safer bet than a wall hanging as not everyone has a wall that that particular wall hanging would fit. I did learn that the hard way.
Laneyhod is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
10-20-2012 09:31 AM
10-26-2008 03:34 PM
10-25-2008 07:39 PM
10-25-2008 04:33 PM
09-28-2008 05:04 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.