Retirement Gift

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  1. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    The special ed teacher I have worked with this year is retiring at the end of the school year. The school is having a retirement party for her next week. I would like to give her a little gift, but am at a loss on what to get her. I have only known her for a short time (just this school year) and I really don't know that much about her interests.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
     
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  3. nklauste

    nklauste Comrade

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    If you see a lot of the students she works with, you could get a copy of the book "The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss and have the kids sign it for her. I have seen this done for retiring teachers and the teachers seem to really like it.
     
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    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Oh that's a great idea! I just don't know if the kids can keep it a secret from her.
     
  5. Ms. I

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    How about a little bouquet of flowers?
     
  6. chebrutta

    chebrutta Enthusiast

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    We usually take up a collection and give a gift card. Or maybe get her a small potted plant.
     
  7. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    A note thanking her for her work with the students would be heart felt and meaningful.:love:
     
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    When my colleague retired last year I bought her some nice tea and a note pad that said at the top "To Do Today... Or Not..." She thought it was funny.
     
  9. teacherintexas

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    We gave a gift card to the last few retirees.
     

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