Simple gifts show appreciation for teachers
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Monday, December 03, 2012
12/03/12 at 3:54 AM
December is upon us, which means most people are right in the middle of working on their gift lists.
As you try to find the perfect present for those who mean the most to you, perhaps you think of someone who's making a big difference in your life: your child's teacher.
If you add a teacher to your list and are looking for something more creative than the numerous "World's Best Teacher" mugs, consider these ideas.
Working with kids means having to stay energetic throughout the day. One of the coffee gift baskets that make such a prominent appearance around the holidays is sure to keep your child's teacher energized and happy well into the school year. A gift card to a coffee shop may also do the trick.
Teachers are always on the lookout for different sources for their lessons. Consider a subscription to a subject-specific magazine that might help out a social studies or science teacher.
Popping out the recipe for those special Christmas cookies? Make an extra batch.
Something that brings good smells into a room full of students is sure to be appreciated, such as the simple gesture of flowers, or a candle warmer, which provides the smell without the fire danger.
Teachers are constantly building their classroom libraries. Find out if there are any books on his or her wish list, and send them over.
Speaking of wish lists, many teachers would be happy to receive classroom supplies, which, because of funding cuts, some teachers spend their own money on. A basket filled with tissues, crayons, post-it notes and construction paper may just the thing to put a smile on their faces.
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