Christmas Gifts for Teachers

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Christmas Gifts for Teachers

Do you prefer when the room mom facilitates a class gift for everyone to contribute to, or choosing your own gift? What’s the normal spending amount? I’m new to all this!

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  1. I do not want someone else to tell me what to do! I want to buy what I want and spend how much I feel appropriate. It is easier to just send a check, but I feel each student needs to send a personalized gift. It is my sons second year at his current school and this year as well as last year the teachers sent home a form stating all of their likes at the beginning of the year. It spoke of their favorite colors, favorite foods, smells, drinks, etc. This was very helpful. It can come off to some as obnoxious or to others as quite helpful. I was able to get to know his teachers better and it was easier to buy gifts for them. So this being said, my sons room parent didnt ask for money for one large gift, we were all able to buy or not buy what we wanted. Hope this helps! Good luck, I am sure whatever you chose will work out just fine.

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  2. I’ve never heard of any school that makes participating in a class gift mandatory, it is simply optional. You are more than welcome to give or if you prefer to do your own thing that’s okay too. Being a teacher myself, my classes have always done a collection for me at Christmas. You can give any amount. Teachers spend so much of their own money on supplies, it’s nice to get “reimbursed” every now and again. Now that I am room mother for my child’s class, I did the same for her teacher. You are not forced to participate, it’s just an idea. However, most parents in her class participated and people gave as little or as much as they could. The feedback I got was great and they asked to do it again at the end of the year. Most people donated any where from $5 to $20. I feel that’s totally reasonable and your teacher can use the extra cash on something he/she really wants. 🙂 You can only have so many picture frames and candles-lol 🙂

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    1. Good point- while we as parents enjoy taking our child to pick out something special just for the experience, we don’t always know our teachers well enough to pick out something they will really like.

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