Christmas gifts for students

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  1. calalily18

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    I am thinking ahead right now, and I am trying to come up with a great Christmas gift idea for my fifth graders. Does anyone have any good ideas? I was considering doing 2 different things for boys and girls. I have done the scholastic gift certificates and many of them never even used them so it seemed like a waste. Thanks!
     
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  3. shortee

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    I ordered a set of 3 personalized pencils in a little pouch for my fifth graders. They're always asking if I have pencils they can use. I got them each a little sharpener too. Something else they're always borrowing.
     
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    Where did you order this set from?? I'm also trying to come up w/ an idea.
     
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    I do the same thing with the personalized pencils. My third graders love them! I get mine from forteachersonly.com
     
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    I was thinking instead of getting them gifts, doing a Secret Santa. When I taught kinder, I would buy the .99 books from Scholastic and I was done. But now that I'm in fifth, there doesn't seem to be any good books to buy them. So, I decided instead of stressing over gifts (I buy tons of stuff for my student store anyways) I'm just going to do secret santa.
     
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    Peachy, will you have a price limit for the items?
     
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    Yes, $5 will be the maximum amount they could spend.
     
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    Winter themed pencils and a matching plastic tumbler cup along with small chocolates for each of them. Thank you Dollar Store!!
     
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    Re: the scholastic certificates...
    We gave these to all students when I was on a 6th grade team. We made our own certificates and didn't even give the students the actual one. One teacher just kept a checklist of who had ordered and who hadn't - and we would remind them about their free choice each time the orders came out. The kids didn't have to keep track of anything and we knew none of the certificates were wasted.
     
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    I got them from forteachersonly.com too.
     
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    I ordered personalized pencils from forteachersonly.com as well :)
     
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    I bought some plain brown clipboards and used paint pens to personalize them. The clipboards were from Sam's Club, eight for around $5.50.
     
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    Bookmark Pin Dolls

    I made these dolls/bookmarks for the fourth graders where I student teach. They all played with them and were really happy with them. It took me one evening to make them all, and I got all the materials from Jo Ann with my teacher discount card for under $20.

    The ribbons unfurl into bookmarks. When wrapped around the dolls, the girls look like they're wearing puffy skirts and dresses, and the boys look like they are wearing loooooooong scarves.

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    TeacherShelly: Those are sooo cute!!!

    I am giving my kids a homework pass and putting together an Anthology of Poetry. Each kid in the class will have one poem in the book....
     
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    :D Thanks!!
     
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    I love the clipboard idea! My kids begged me to a do a Secret Santa... I wasn't so excited about it but I guess we'll find out how it goes next week. They agreed on either making something or spending $5 or less; I also made them agree to no fussing or blabbing about who they get.
     
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    I wanted to do something special for the kids in my after school care group, so I purchased snowmen stockings (48 cents apiece at Wal-Mart!) and wrote each student's name on one in glitter glue. I put a candy cane and a few pieces of candy in each one. I also wrote a note for each child wishing them a nice winter break and telling them how happy I am to have them in my group. They didn't cost much at all and they sure look cute all lined up on my desk :)
     
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    I don't have much to spend, so I get those bags from Orientral Trading. Inside, I put a pencil or two, a cute eraser, a few pieces of candy, and a homework pass. The pencils I can get at the dollar store or Oriental Trading...same with the erasers.
     

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