Gift to give to students and mentor teacher?

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  1. katyl1510

    katyl1510 Rookie

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    I am nearing the end of my placement in the schools and I would like to give each student a small gift. I was thinking of putting together small gift bags with ... pencils, pencil grippers, erasers, stickers, hershey kisses or other small candies.... Any other ideas???


    Also I want to give my mentor teacher a small gift to show my appreciation, I have learned so much from her and she has really been a great mentor teacher. She has been teaching for several years and has a lot of "teacher decorations" i.e. wall hangings, mugs, etc. What would be a good idea that would be useful? What would a you- ateacher appreciate receiving? I don't want to get her something that she won't find all that useful.


    Any suggestions would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
     
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  3. janlee

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    I would like a gift certificate to Hallmark. Being so near the holidays I would have no problem using it in that store. Also, I personally feel that gift bags to students isn't necessary. Why not have a small "going away" party if you feel you must do something. If it is permissible in the school district why not bring in brownies, chocolate chip cookies, or donut holes. I think the kids would enjoy that. I know mine would.
     
  4. jday129

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    For the students choose something that can be used in the class again and again. Maybe a new quality read aloud or the big book version of a favorite read aloud.
     
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    I bought my cooperating teacher a copy of a book I had used for one of my writing lessons that she had commented she liked.

    I would agree about the gift bags, too. Is there some kind of supply the students might need for the rest of the year? Something for the class would be simpler and more memorable for the kids. The gift bag might soon be forgotten...
     
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    I bought the class a few books, one to say goodbye... Annie Bannanie (sp), and a few others for class to use during their ocean unit. I wrote a personalized note to the class inside. I also gave them a hersey hug to let them know they'd be missed. I gave my mentor teacher a personalized bag I got on ebay, and one of those wooden angels because she collected them.

    Hope this helps!
     
  7. wrice

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    My vote would be a gift certificate for the teacher and a little gift bag for the kids. Pencils etc but ask about the candy or chocolate.

    Congrats on nearing completion! Try to get a group pic before you leave!
     
  8. monsieurteacher

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    I had no money, so I just wrote a card to every single student as well as to my co-operating teachers. I think it went well.

    (My co-operating teacher/VP wanted me back at the school the following year)
     
  9. love2read

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    I made goodie bags for my students: pencils, erasers, M&M's, and GummieSavers...they loved them!! I gave my teacher a gift card to Target (all the teachers I know LOVE Target, including myself). I also made her some baked goodies:)
     
  10. runsw/scissors

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    What grade/age level did you work with? When I student taught (in first grade) I found a Winnie the Pooh notepad and made them each a personalized name card. Each had a picture of the child, his or her name, and what it meant. I was able to get them laminated at a resonable price. The kids loved them, and they were so easy to make!
     
  11. hoku625

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    I gave my mentor teacher a gift certificate and a DJ Inkers clip art CD that she wanted. I also purchased a few books for the class library.
     

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