Wha'd ya get?

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Thu, 12-22-2005 - 5:07pm

I know from experience that teachers get some really strange stuff at Christmas.

Sherry

 

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Thu, 12-22-2005 - 8:03pm

Well, I did post below, but I didn't get a single apple item! I did receive one gift card...Wal-mart $10. I also received a card that said, "I hope you don't get 'lit up' this holiday season." It had a polar bear & Christmas lights on the front. The lit up phrase kinda struck me as something to do with drinking, but I wasn't sure and I dismissed it. UNTIL he came to class and mentioned that his stepmom said NOT to give it to me because it means getting drunk....lol.

I'm having the family help me eat, but I have a feeling some will get thrown out. :o(

On a side note, for Aly's teachers (3rd grade), I sent the following:
2 main teachers: gift certificates to a local school supply store
art & PE teachers: a beautiful CD holder box (can also be used for photos)
CCC lab manager (computer lab) & bus driver: Christmas decoration

Alysha




Edited 12/22/2005 8:04 pm ET by alygator

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Thu, 12-22-2005 - 10:18pm

Love the card. It's great to know some kids are still naive enough to pick

Sherry

 

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Fri, 12-23-2005 - 4:21pm

My favorite gift by far is the flowers that are going to be sent each month until the end of school. I'm excited about that one! I also got some gift cards to Barnes and Nobel and Panera Bread company. I love homemade baked goods and handmade stuff. I love ornaments too. I got a couple of each of those items. The silliest thing I got was a Christmas picture frame (well, silly for me). I thought it was really, really cute, until I realized that I can only bring it out at Christmas time. I don't know what to do with that because some of my regular frames don't have photos in them yet! LOL!

Tamie

Feb 09 Siggy

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Fri, 12-23-2005 - 4:33pm

Sounds like you have some really thoughtful students and parents.

Sherry

 

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Sat, 12-24-2005 - 12:16am

They had hot sandwiches, cold specialty sandwiches, and 'club' sandwiches. I had tuna 'club' sandwich. It wasn't bad, but it was a tuna sandwich. Can't go very wrong there. My DS had a bowl of soup with a turkey sandwich. He loved it, and both he and DH ate the soup and seemed to think it was awesome. DH had a Italian special (I think that's what it was called). It had peppercinis (sp?) on it and a bunch of different Italian meats. He kept raving, "Mmmm, this is GOOD!" LOL! So, I guess I'd recommend that Italian specialty sandwich.

The sandwiches are pretty big, but also spendy. You can get any half sandwich and soup for just over $6 where I am. That doesn't include drink, but does include a side.

Hope you enjoy it!
Tamie

Feb 09 Siggy

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Sat, 12-24-2005 - 12:22am

LOL! Not much.

This year I got a couple of mugs from one of my students. His mom is also a teacher at my school. That was IT! No baked goods. No trinkets. No recycled anything. I can always use mugs, so that's fine by me.

It's OK, though. We don't expect much (me and my assistants) so we're not too disappointed.

I did get a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble, though, from one of my assistants. I thought that was VERY nice. SHe says she figures that she'll benefit indirectly. ;-) That's OK because I bought her a CD of a contemporary Christian group that she's got me hooked on, and I figure I'll probably benefit there.

For my students, I ordered them personalized pencils, which I do every year. It's about .75 for 3, and since I have a small group, I can afford to do that. Even for obnoxious 7th and 8th graders, they seem to appreciate them. However, this year, they didn't come in until Dec 22. I think we're still being "impacted" by the hurricanes.

For my children's teachers: My 8 year old had seen an "apple thing" when we were at Cracker Barrel in November and bought it to give his teacher. It ended up that her last day was the day before Christmas (both she and the other 3rd grade teacher resigned), so he gave her that, and I added in a note wishing her well and thanking her for what she had done. For my 4th grader, I gave her a can of Cub Scout popcorn - it's pretty good stuff, but ridiculously priced; and ornament that we made, and a note - my child is reading chapter books this year - at long last.

I bought candles for my principal and asst principal. This year they have really been there when I needed them, and I wrote a few lines saying "thanks" in a card.

Karen

 


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Sat, 12-24-2005 - 9:07am

Two mugs? Isn't it amazing that as the kids get older, they don't think to show appreciation and caring like they used to? I think the parents also back off by middle school. I guess it's a sign of the times.


Of course, I am really bad about thinking of some of the nameless faces around me too. There was a news clip about what to get for the newspaper delivery person, the garbage man, your hair sytlist etc. It got me to thinking. I never see the paper person, they come at 4:30 AM, and they change constantly. Our trash company changes people on the route every week, so I don't think of them as neighborhood friends. I did get something for my stylist, but my daughter and I shared that one and she delivered it, so I'm still detached.

Sherry

 

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Sat, 12-24-2005 - 9:10am

Sounds good! Thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll try the Italian or the soup if I ever get through the crowd!


Hope you're enjoying the break.


Sherry

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Sat, 12-24-2005 - 9:26am

Panera is our favorite in-service day and workshop day lunch spot!

I highly recommend the "take two"- you get to pick any half sandwich, any soup, or any half salad (2 of the three). The soups are all great. There are a lot of interesting salads - I like the one with romaine, strawberries, mandarin oranges and chicken the best. It is called the fandango salad.

Here are the descriptions of the salads:
http://www.panerabread.com/menu_salads.aspx

The Panini sandwiches are good, as are the Signature sandwiches. I think one of my favorites is the Frontega Chicken. Tuscan chicken is also good. The new Chicken Bacon Dijon looks good as well, though I haven't tried it.

Here's the sandwich menu:
http://www.panerabread.com/menu_sandwiches.aspx

The soups rotate by day, so they aren't all available everyday. Usually 6 choices at ours. If there is one you are particularly wishing for you might want to call and figure out when it will be there. Or if you look on the page above, the blue box to the left has "today's soups" listed.

There is also a link to download an entire pdf copy of the menu there.

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Sat, 12-24-2005 - 12:04pm

Thanks so much! This sounds so good. Now I might have to brave the "day after" shopping crowd and go try it!


Happy holidays,


Sherry

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