I was overwhelmed with the teacher gifts that I received last week from some of my students. Kids whose parents do not have much to spare in the way of finances brought me Starbucks cards, Barnes & Nobles cards, James Avery cards...yes, they grew to know me well.
So this week it was my turn to thank the teachers and therapists who help my children on a daily basis without much thanks in return. Since I have over ten teachers/aides/therapists alone for Sara I get creative on a budget.
For the teachers & Therapists: Mugs from World Market $4.90
Starbucks Card: $20.00
Crinkle paper, brown bag & bow: free
For the aides: Pencil bouquets and attached note of thanks. (I got this idea from My Sweet Savannah)
Bus drivers: Homemade blueberry muffins and chocolate chip cookies : )
Even if your budget does not allow for end of year teacher gifts, be sure to have your child draw a picture, or better yet write a letter to their teacher's students next year telling them what they enjoyed about being in his/her class.
Say thank you!