Great Gifts for Great Teachers
By Atlanta Parent Editorial . May 1, 2013
We love getting feedback from our readers! As school winds down, it's time for teacher gifts. Here are some great ideas from our Facebook page.
When I was room mom, I purchased a large terra cotta pot and had all kids put their finger prints on it – these were then made into butterflies, bees, caterpillars, flowers and they signed their names by the finger print. I planted the pot with flowers.
– Michelle Rhodes Evarts
As a teacher my best gift was a half-hour massage.
I loved/needed every minute of it!
– Roberta Martin
Best gift was a painting of my dog with my favorite football team integrated into the painting.
– Chadd Stern
The best end-of-year gift I have received as a kindergarten teacher is a tote bag with that year’s class picture on it. I carry my lesson plans and papers in it. It’s a great keepsake.
– Moriah Bader Derakhshan
Some of my favorite gifts as a teacher were really nice kitchen items … and many years later I can still remember which children gave them to me. Another favorite gift was a scrapbook of our class year. It is truly a treasure!
– Leigh Ann Middleton
This past year I gave my son’s teachers a gift card for Redbox, bag of microwave popcorn and a box of candy all in a popcorn bowl.
– Patty Garrett Crawford
The best gifts I ever received were done by my room moms. One year I got a large lamp with all of my students’ pictures on the lampshade in flowers. Another year I got a repurposed chair that my room mom painted adorably then allowed all of the students to sign the back with paint pen. I use both of them in my classroom still. Another friend received an artificial tree with gift cards that the entire class brought in for her tied to the branches.
– Carmen Hail Smith
The best teacher appreciation gift I ever received was a framed class photo where all the children signed the frame.
– Shelley Hoster
I was given a beach bag, beach towel and gift card as a teacher gift several years ago and I still use them. It was a great gift, going into summer!
– Marianne Chew
I gave my son’s teacher a $25 gift card to Family Dollar and she loved it. She kept it to get supplies with for the following school year.
– Brandice Abrams
A copy of a letter of appreciation to their [principal], with a quote re: “their impact on my future,” in a studentmade frame.
– Raquel Short
Simple «Thank You» card or letter from the parents and/or students.
– Sandra Fortune
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