Darn...What would you do?

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    I received some very pretty daisies on the last day of school from a student. She handed them to me right away in the morning at the same time 5 other students were handing me gifts (and a ton of other students were surrounding me and giving me hugs).

    I'm sitting down to write thank you cards now, and I'm not 100% sure that I know who gave me the flowers. I know it was a girl, and I'm about 80% sure that I know who it was. There wasn't a note or card. I should have written it down right away. :(

    Should I mail a thank you card to the student that I'm pretty sure gave it to me? Or, do I just not mail one at all?
     
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    I probably wouldn't mail one. I think the risk of thanking (and embarrassing if it wasn't them) is worse than not mailing a formal thank you.
     
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    I wouldn't mail one.
     
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    Ooh, I´m torn! I think if you decide to write one and send it and end up being mistaken then no harm done... Yet, if you prefer not to be mistaken then you would be justified not sending one at all because you aren´t 100% sure you know who sent it (sorry, this isn´t really any help!).
     
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    It depends---if you're sending to other students, I would send to her as well.
     
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    You could always just send her a generic "thank you" and let her fill in the blanks. If she's the right student, she'll know it's for the flowers. If she's not the right student, she'll think you just really liked having her in your class.
     
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    I'd call her parents and ask. Even though they likely bought the flowers, the thank you note is to the child. I'm quite certain the parents would understand the chaos that is the last day of school.
     
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    I think this is what I would do as well.
     
  10. waterfall

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    I think this is a great idea. I wouldn't call and ask the parents, because if they didn't send the flowers they'll probably be embarrassed and/or insulted, and if they did send them they might be offended that you didn't remember their child gave them to you. I wouldn't expect a non-teacher to really understand "last day craziness."
     
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    This.
     
  12. DrivingPigeon

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    Thanks for the advice!
     

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