Gifts for teachers?

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Registered: 01-08-2004
Gifts for teachers?
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Tue, 11-30-2004 - 11:13pm
I'm wondering if you get Christmas gifts for your child's teachers, and if so which ones? Sammy is already talking about getting gifts for her teachers, ALL her service providers (13 in all) 2 school bus drivers, the lunch ladies, the librarian, and the "guy who mopped her milk spill on the first day"
I think you can see the problem I'm having. She wants to get something for everyone under the sun, and I don't even know some of these people's names or anything. Technically, our district doesn't allow Christmas gifts, but most kids give a "teacher appreciation" gift around the holidays.
I'm thinking of home made cards or something like that. I haven't gotten her pictures yet this year, so that's out of the question. Any ideas? Sammy has fine motor delays and isn't "artsy" at all, so something simple would be really appreciated!

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Registered: 05-16-2003
Wed, 12-01-2004 - 6:59am

For Michael's teachers, service providers etc (we only have 9 to do this year, lucky us lol) we are doing homemade chocolates. It's something that he can help me with, although I know that it is going to be very very messy but hopefully fun. I'm going to put them in celophane bags and get Michael to stick Christmas stickers on the bags (and it doesn't matter if there is 10 stickers on top of each other cause the main thing is that he did it!). Hope this gives you some food for thought (no pun intented).

Tracy

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 12-01-2004 - 10:27am

Here's a couple of ideas:
Make a personalized pack of post-it's.

 


 



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 12-01-2004 - 10:38am
Tracy, I like the chocolate idea.

 


 



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Registered: 02-19-2004
Wed, 12-01-2004 - 8:51pm

I hate to sound like the Martha Stewart geek (or freak), but I just picked up the Christmas edition of Martha Stewart Living.

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Registered: 01-08-2004
Wed, 12-01-2004 - 11:02pm
DH has banned anything remotely Martha Stewart-ish in our house. I'm pretty sure he'd ban shopping at Kmart too if I let him. Thanks EVERYBODY. I have a ton of ideas, which is good - now she wants to get presents for the city bus drivers. We live on the state border, so we deal with 2 separate cities for the bus.
Ok, DH was right, we need to give her a list of people to choose from before this gets really out of hand, lol.

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Registered: 02-19-2004
Thu, 12-02-2004 - 6:41am
Maybe you could check Good Housekeeping or Woman's Day for some ideas.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 12-02-2004 - 8:47am

Sandra, how much freezer room do you have?

 


 



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Registered: 02-19-2004
Thu, 12-02-2004 - 9:02am

Not too much because I make a months worth of food for dinner and stock it in the freezer.

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Registered: 01-08-2004
Thu, 12-02-2004 - 11:33pm
I get pooped just making toast, lol!