Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by hojalata, Jun 9, 2009.
Jun 9, 2009
Poll: How do you say thank you for end-of-year gifts?
Um....what is snowflake?
Is a snowflake a die-cut cutout with the words 'thank you' on it?
I had post-cards made from Vista Print this year. It was easy to hand out to the kids, however, difficult for parent to see
Next year, I want to get pre printed thank you post-its that I will tape into their daily agendas where parents sign each day.
(The last time I mailed postcards, about 1/4th of them were "return to sender" and I used their registration cards for the addresses)
For gifts from individual students, I have Thank You postcards I created on Vista print last summer. I write a short note on the back. For a gift from the entire class, I write a thank you note on my classroom blog and it goes out as an email blast.
yeah what is snowflake?
lol snowflake is like "special snowflake" as in, my answer doesn't fit into any of those categories, so I will explain below.
I hurriedly write a thank-you that the child takes home that day. Snowflake????
If someone takes the time and effort to choose and give me a gift, I take the time and effort to write a note and send home with the kid. Most I write as I receive the gifts...Any late gifts on the last day get mailed. I have special teacher stationery a kid gave me last year...A cute graphic on it with an adorable teacher behind a desk that says "From Mrs. CzaCza" on it....
Mine didn't fit any of your categories- does that make it a snowflake???
I have a box of thank you notes and I write one right when I get it and hand the note to the child. I don't want to take a chance on forgetting it.
I still have a vivid memory of my 3rd grade teacher handing out thank you notes one day to students who had brought in end-of-the-year gifts. She wrote them in cursive writing, and I thought that was so cool! I hadn't given her a gift, so I didn't get one, and I was crushed! That was on the last day of school, which was a Friday. I knew the teachers worked on Monday, so over the weekend, I went a garage sale and carefully picked out a "treasure" (It was a plastic flower arrangement, but I though it was a treasure) and bought it with my allowance. Monday morning, the first day of my summer vacation, I walked all the way school to give that to her. (I lived out-of-district, so it was quite a walk.) Of course, that was a bit of a let down, because it was sad to see the classroom all bare for the summer.
Several days later, I got a note in the mail in her beautiful cursive writing. That note meant the world to me, because it came from my (to that point) favorite teacher.
Funny how those things stick in your mind.
Always send a thank you note.
We mail our last report cards, so I write Thank You letters to the kids and send them home in the envelopes.
Jun 10, 2009
that is such a sweet story!
Jun 11, 2009
Kids love getting mail, especially from a teacher. I try to always send one by mail.
Jun 12, 2009
I'll be making thank you cards next week from my stash of scrapbooking materials and mailing them to the students. Each child in the class gets a card...thanking them for a gift and/or thanking them for their hard work this year and wishing them a wonderful summer.
I always mail them...it's fun to get something in the mail and they don't get lost in the end of the year shuffle.
I do this too if the gift aarives with the child in the AM.
But if it arrives with the parent after school, then in the mail.
I thought 'snowfalke' possibly meant 'did nothing at all.' :lol:
I mail a thank you note.
I always say thank you right then, but I also write out thank you notes and either place them on the child's desk or mail them home.
I always mail a thank you note and try to find some type of special stamp for postage.
I also mail the thank you notes. I sent them out the day after school ended and one of my moms e-mailed me last week to say her daughter had slept with the note under her pillow for 3 days. I do think it means a lot to them.
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