I am debating whether or not to give a small gift to my aides. I will have 2 for sure in my room at all times, possibly 3. I want to show them that I am eager to work with them and want us to be a team. I don't want it to seem like I am trying to "buy" their approval or acceptance though. I am not sure if this is something I should do right away to help establish a good relationship or if I should wait till some time has passed before attempting this gesture. FYI... there have been some issues with some of these aides in the past. This will be my first year teaching and truly want a fresh start here.... What do you all think?