With the end of school rapidly approaching, you may be starting to think about a gift for your child’s teacher to thank them for a wonderful year. Why not make this an educational activity and involve your little learner in the process?
We have five gift ideas that will help you and your child show your appreciation without breaking the bank.
Gift cards: You can’t go wrong with gift cards. If you are not quite sure what to choose, Indigo and Staples are always good choices, as teachers love to the chance to add more children’s books to their library or stock up on supplies. A Starbucks gift card is always popular-they can go towards a teacher’s coffee run.
Donate to a cause: Looking for inspiration for a teacher who always shows their students that kindness and caring come first? Consider pooling resources with other families and look at UNICEF Survival Gifts. They have many educational options that directly help teachers and students across the globe.
Personal item tracker: Between extracurriculars, assemblies, meetings, yard duty and the classroom, teachers are always on the go. It can be easy for them to misplace things like their classroom keys or phone. Gift your child’s teacher a techie gadget with Tile, a personal item tracker that will ensure they can find always find the most important items. Since STEM is all the rage in the education world, this cool gift might even spark an interesting class discussion.
Personalized labels: Have you ever seen your child’s classroom library? Then you’ll know that teachers have tons of precious items that are shared with many. To help them keep their books from disappearing, what better gift can there be than Adult Labels from Mabel's Labels?
A class memory book: Collaborate with your child’s classmates to create a special book for the teacher. Each child can write one page and draw a picture of their favourite moment from the school year. Bind it together with the dedication page signed by all the students. Parents can even add in pages! This gift will be sure to have a place honour in the teacher’s life long after the students graduate.
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