Teacher gifts can be broken into the following 5 categories:
This kind of gift is mostly candy and food. It is important to find out if they are parent-made or child-made.
By the way, that bird pen actually came from a co-teacher.
3. Really Nice
Often this gift leaves the teacher confused. Is this an apology for a "special" child? Is this an attempt to encourage me to focus more on your child? Or am I really just that awesome??
4. Body Products
Sprays, gels, lotions, bubble baths, etc. Is it a friendly gesture or do I smell bad? If you're basing that on the odors in my classroom, I can assure you that it's coming from the children.
5. Gift Cards
Parents, thank you very much for the gifts. It's nice to know you care. Don't worry, I'll be ready to jump back into gear in January. I just need a little break first! :)