Sorry friends, no confessions today. (Although, you should know that Sam somehow managed to open and eat an entire carton of blackberries in the grocery cart yesterday; I casually browsed the store like an idiot while my son sat absolutely covered in berries. Awesome.) Anyway...
Instead, in the spirit of school being almost out for break, I am re-posting this oldie but goodie from 2010 (with a few minor changes) to aid in your shopping for teacher gifts this year. Hope you enjoy!
Stuff Teachers Like
#1. Embroidered and emblazoned sweaters and vest for EVERY occasion
#2. Apples (Especially of the "this has been in the bottom of my book bag for six days" variety)
#3. Smiley Face Stickers
#4. Motivational Posters
#5. Red Pens
#6. Rubber stamps with super corny slogans
#7. Rolling crates/suitcases/etc.
#8. Denim Jumpers
#10. Cut-out letters and ANYTHING bulletin board worthy
Teachers, what did I forget??
Clarification: The above items are STEREOTYPES and actually NOT desirable for most modern-day teachers. (Except for maybe #1, I always a feel a little "under dressed" around the holidays.)
If you really want to know...
- I get super giddy about gift-certificates (Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, etc.)
- I desperately could use things for my classroom --- mechanical pencils, colored paper, cute post-its, etc. (My husband swears we don't "break even" on my expenses until about May.)
- Plants and flowers are WONDERFUL
- And, honestly, the best gift you could give me would be a simple THANK YOU - in email or letter form. We really get a lot of negatives and very few positives from parents.
Finally, a friendly reminder... Don't forget the high school teachers! We love your kids too! :)
P.S.S. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a special guest post from my friend Jessica on her experience with hyperemesis gravidarum/ Kate Middleton's pregnancy condition.