This Friday, the 28th October, is World Teachers' Day. So I thought I would search out a few ideas that kids can make and create to show a special teacher that they care about and appreciate them.
I found this quote from a teacher in Canada which made a great deal of sense.
As a teacher I have received so many gifts over the years. Most of which were candles, bath sets, and other knick-knacks that I just didn't know what to do with or where to put them. Here are some suggestions for meaningful and useful teacher gifts:
Gift certificates for a local coffee shop.
Gift cards for a local restaurant or movie theatre. (Some teachers especially need encouragement to get out and have some fun.)
Let your child pick out the gift. It's much more meaningful, for the teacher and your child, if the gift is really from the student.
Let your child make a gift. Also means a lot more.
Hand-made cards are more special as well. Make sure you write something, too.
Another thing to keep in mind: You don't need to spend lots of money . It's actually a little embarrassing and uncomfortable when parents spend too much on a gift.
Just remember, teachers like any expression of appreciation. They want to know that you support them and stand behind them.
Although I am sure that teachers appreciate any gifts and kindness that are given to them, even the soaps and candles. I can understand that too many could be a bit much.
I have put together a few hand made options that kids could try out themselves.