This year when considering gift ideas for my teacher-friends, I began considering what brings ME the most joy as a teacher. I am a bit embarrassed to say that the "teachery" things that make me the happiest are:
- A school bag with graded papers that have already been entered into the grade book.
- When the copier is working.
- Students that include part of the question in their answers.
- Student names on EVERY paper.
- Recess duty on a sunny day!
So this year, instead of scouring the shelves of Target or Pinteresting until my brain is ready to explode, I have decided to gift my teacher pals with things that don't come from store shelves, in bottles with corks, or in orderly six-packs! Instead, I decided to create a sensible gift that can benefit my teacher comrades for months to come...a Happy, Merry Everything Gift Book!
- add some festive ribbon
- and AMAZE your teacher buddies with your kindness
Your school amigos will LOVE that you "get" them and understand the little gestures that make each day just a little bit easier. This little "gift book" includes everything from covering recess duty and bus duty, to allowing for some much needed teacher venting.
Best of luck as you tackle these WILD weeks before the break with your students. I appreciate all you do and your students are lucky to have you!
I would LOVE to hear about your favorite festive finds and the teacher gifts that have brought you the most joy. Happiest Holidays!