Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by eyeteach, Dec 24, 2009.
Dec 24, 2009
So what did you get from your children this Christmas?:thumb:
Not a lot but I don't expect anything so any gift is a nice surprise.
I received a movie night gift basket with a Blockbuster gift card from one student whose mom is also a teacher. I received a gift bag with a big box of Russell Stovers chocolates, a candle and a photo album from a little girl who was homeless when school started. I had given her a bag of clothes when I noticed that she was wearing the same thing every other day. I think a friend of the family helped with that gift. I let her know how special it was to me. I also received a couple of Bath and Body Works lotions and some note pads. Oh and a little frame that has World's Greatest Teacher in it.
candy, coffee mugs, etc... very little stuff but very cute =D
The cutest thing ever--a Green Bay Packer Mr. Potato Head!
I also really appreciated the ceramic pencil holder one of my students painted for me.
I got a beautiful scarf. I couldn't believe how amazing it was when I opened it!
I also got a set of very pretty patterned sticky notes, a mug and starbucks card, an amazon gift card and a box of godiva chocolates.
The best thing though was a disco ball! We're going to keep it in the classroom for sure!
My students vary widely in their financial situations. I got everything from a few wooden flowers to a $30 gift certificate to a local restaurant. Mostly I got your typical ornaments, coffee mugs (SIX this year!) and more candy than I can eat in a lifetime. It was really insane how much sugar I came home with yesterday. I really wish the parents wouldn't spend their hard earned money on me, but the expressions on the little faces when they give you a present is so priceless.
I got a couple of stuffed pandas (to add to my panda farm), and a Pillsbury Dessert of the Month calendar.
lots of typical stuff: strabucks gift cards, barnes and noble gift card, itunes gift card, macy's gift card, walmart gift card.
Several christmas tree ornaments, lots of lotion and shower gel from B & B, gloves, food, but the most precious was a frame that a student wrote a quote in.
I got the usual stuff. However, I loved the comment that Joy Behar said on The View this week. Appranently she is an ex teacher. She said that the best gift of all to give a teacher was to show up to conferences and participate in your child's life. I would most definitely agree with that!
Movie gift card
snowman that lights up
Barnes and Noble gift card
School spirit shirt
Gift cards: Borders, Starbucks, Walmart
A new mug, ornaments, a beautiful hydrangea (now if I can keep it alive until spring), flowers, lots of hugs.
A GPS. I've wanted one forever, and I'm CONSTANTLY turning around when trying to get my student places. I wish I could be more happy about it, though. It's almost like it was too over the top.
Gator socks, gator mat, candy, cards hugs.
Oh, those are supposed to be easy to keep alive! However, I would probably end up killing it too.
Barnes and Noble gift card, Target gift card, cute snowman tin filled with treats, snowman mug with cocoa and treats, ornament student brought back from Germany, Mickey mug, holiday candles, Lindor truffles, Mickey Mouse earrings, and a homemade card that says I am the world's greatest teacher.
I am wondering if any of the special ed. teachers out there got anything? I know that I usually don't get anything. This year I surprisedly got a card that a student painstakedly wrote in for me and also a framed picture that one of my students drew.
I got a scented oil house warmer set and a CD. The roommother organized a cash donation in liu of gifts so many parents went that route. I was able to finish my Christmas shopping!
Candy, mugs, a couple of gift certificates...so kind, they are.
My favorite was a card a boy handmade with a Christmas tree pop-up in the center with three gifts beneath it, each with a hangtag--one with my first name, one with my husband's name, and one with my baby's name (my dog). I just thought it was so cute to take into account my whole family. I also had a nice card from a student with a big Christmas tree on the front with instructions to hang the card in my living room so that I wouldn't be without a tree (they asked if I had one and I told them I didn't...this girl in particular was shocked!). My favorite part of the card was the "You're Welcome" at the end. Love my kids!
Dec 25, 2009
Be happy! It is one of the perks since we do not make much money. I got a Blu-Ray player from one of the children and I am very happy about it.
I got a candy cane, he was very excited to give it to me!
I got some chocolates, cookies, and some Christmas socks.
And as a present for the family, we got a dog!
An hour massage :wub:
Lots of home-made food items
Walmart gift card
super cute blanket
a Snuggie :lol:
a few candles
a few other small things
I didn't get any ornaments and only 1 bath set. No mugs. A lot of baked goods.
I got a gingerbread cookie mix and a cookie cutter.
A basket from Bath and Body Words.
A B&BW gift card.
and a Barnes and Noble gift card.
It was incredibly generous, particularly that last gift. It was from a boy in my SAT class-- a class I teach one period every 6 school days. I don't have a real relationship with most of the kids in that class, at least not the ones, like him, that I haven't taught before.
Our last three days of school were cancelled due to snow. I hope we can have our holiday celebrations when we return!
I got a plate full of treats, a bottle of lotion, some BBW stuff, 2 bags of cookies eek, and a sign for my door.
Dec 26, 2009
Chocolate, hand-made cards, and lots of hugs!
-Mary Kay set of lotions
-BIG box of chocolates
-Hand lotion & hand sanitizer sets (2)
-Photos of some of the children
-Christmas paper plates & paper towels with candles & candies
-Can of peanuts
-Cards the children made in class
-A book that is very intersting! I had the children pull names and they bought books for the children whose names they pulled. I participated in it too.
We had so much fun with this activity! (The max price was $5)
-Last, but not the least a lot of and I love yous!
The class got together and gave me a Visa gift card.
From individual kids:
Chai tea packets and homemade cookies;
Fleece blanket & candies
1 1/2 hour Shisheido facial certificate!
Hot Chocolate Blocks, mug, and tiny liqueurs
Pot, soil, and bulbs
Starbucks & Target cards
Homemade caramel sauce
Banana bread on a terra cotta painted plate
Glass heart paperweight