What are you giving the teachers this year?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
What are you giving the teachers this year?
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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 1:05pm

Wow do we have a lot of teachers to buy for this year! Between teachers, assistants, ESL coach, speech path, brownie leaders, and other helpers we have 18 people to gift. :smileysurprised:

So far, I have some homemade gifts. I made raspberry jam when raspberries were in season. I opened some the other day and it tastes great, but didn't set well, so it's a little runny. I'm going to give it as "Raspberry Topping - great on pancakes, waffles & ice cream!" Maybe they won't notice that it was really supposed to be jam? I also have some apple butter.

The kids main teachers are also getting little frames that we decoupaged with pretty scrapbook paper and I put pix of the teacher and my child from the first day of school in them.

Do you think that's enough? What are you all doing?

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Registered: 08-31-2009
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 1:52pm

I'll probably make some cookies with the boys for their teachers.




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Registered: 10-08-2004
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 5:22pm

Nathaniel and I are going to bake some cookies and do some no bake cookies.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 11:48pm
We are going to give the teacher an extra half week of break, so that from about the 14th to Jan 2, she has off.

The drawback is that in June, we will have an extra half week of school, but then, we don't really stop much over the summer with our homeschooling.

I will have the kids make cards for teachers at our ALE, and speech therapy. We had a big stink about holidays with a volunteer instructor who is teaching voice and found that about the only song that fit the range of the kids was "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" because one kid is not allowed to say or sing the word "Christmas." The instructor did not make the decision lightly, and wanted to include a genera that is a pretty big part of voice lessons. Oh well. I want to stay out of it if I can, so no gifts, I don't want to offend anyone.

I like the jam - sounds like mine! I hated when my daughter was in school that some parent would put together to do some big gift and everyone was expected to pay. I like Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" with apples and oranges.
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Registered: 08-31-2009
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 11:44am

Give her some oatmeal and prune cookies!




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Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 11:49am
I feel for her. It has to be hard to accommodate everyone, not just with beliefs and/or religion but with the crazy schedules we all have these days too.
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Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 11:49am
momto2xys wrote:

Give her some oatmeal and prune cookies!

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