I have spoken with many teachers and here is what they want you to know.
“Don’t buy us mugs! We have way too many. Also don’t buy us picture frames, hair clips, and other kitschy stuff. We enjoy gift cards. Lunch or coffee would be great. Also, we spend lots of our own money on school supplies for your children so gift cards for supplies would be wonderful. (Walmart, staples or even the local grocery store).”
Teachers said getting gift cards was their best gift and if they got gift cards for school supplies it was equal to getting a raise. They work tirelessly for your children and all that I spoke to love their work. Your children’s handmade stuff is great but each year they have 9 to 26 students. Think about if every year you got a mug or handmade gift from that many people you would be overwhelmed too. Right? Think about what would you do with that? Where would you keep it?
I work with teachers to help them control their clutter the same as I work with you to help you. We find that they struggle with letting go of clutter so if you add to their clutter you are not helping.
You don’t have to keep every gift. Remember if you don’t need it, like it, use it let it go.
Have a great day!! Who was your most memorable teacher?
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