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Teacher Appreciation and Classroom rules prints & gifts

One of my readers recently ordered a Baby Details print and asked if I could make something similar so she could give it to her child’s teacher as a gift at the end of the school year, I thought it was a great idea. We have been very lucky to have some wonderful teachers over […]

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  • Cathy

    This is such a fantastic idea, just ordered mine, thanks Kat!ReplyCancel

  • Christie

    This is such a fantastic idea, just ordered mine, thanks Kat!!ReplyCancel

  • Sam

    Teachers put in so much effort with little in return, this is a really special gift to give.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Coey

    Gorgeous. Teachers so generally unappreciated. Just organising a collection for our Kindy teacher now. If we all throw in a little we can get her alotReplyCancel

{Inspiration} Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I buy the kids teachers gifts at the end of the year.  This is a simple thankyou for the time and efforts they put into helping our children, learn and grow.  I am very thankful, over the past few years my children have had some of the most delightful teachers who have spent extra time […]

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  • Carolyn

    WOW, I was just thinking about this earlier today. Last year I was inspired by you and did a poem in a picture frame for one teacher. The other teacher received a Pom-Pom puppet bird. This came about as the teacher allowed my son to make pom poms in his free time. We have since made heaps more and sold them at the school fete. This year I was thinking of a calico shopping bag with a relevant comment printed on it ie ‘Teacher powered by chocolate’ or and apple with the word ‘inspiring’ there are many ideas to choose from. The bag idea is because plastic bags are now illegal in the ACT. I may added a few tasty goodies to the bag of course. We have fantastic teachers and I can’t thank them enough for teaching my beautiful boys.ReplyCancel

    • Its a perfect way to say thankyou.ReplyCancel

      • Bjb456

        I have used a couple of the ideas from here. Thanks everyone. I ordered some personalised stickers from Signature stickers for my sons teachers. For my daughters kindy, I have teamed up with 2 other mums and we have made a batch of cookies and using the “smart cookie” idea. We are also adding some home made bon bons to the cookie jars. I made the bon bons last year for my sons kindy teachers. I bought some xmas tea towels that came with a matching oven mit and pot holder. Roll the pot holder and glove inside the teatowel and tie ribbon on each end to hold it all together. Last year I used hand towels but rolled them around a cardboard tube. We put some lollies inside. We also attached a small trinket to one end of the bon bon with ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    My kids are at daycare a couple of days a week and have around 6 teacher/helpers, so what I did was bake a massive basket full of different kinds of biscuits for the entire centers teachers to enjoy. I got many comments on how scrumptious they were.
    This year I am going to make lemon butter and orange butter to give to teachers/helpers…something a bit different but yummy all the same!!ReplyCancel

  • V Blyth

    As a teacher I so love these gift ideas. Sometimes it seems like parents have no appreciation for the extra mile we go for students but your gifts show this is not true for many of you.
    Thankyou for the thoughts on behalf of teachers everywhere.ReplyCancel

  • I’ve ran with our parent reps idea this year – we have made a donation anywhere from $5 – $20 and getting an accor holiday voucher. Our teacher has a young child so we are thinking a weekend with hubby or a family getaway would be good.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi

    As a teacher I love receiving gifts with a bit of thought, but home made wins every time. As a non tea or coffee drinker I used to average 15-20 coffee cups each year. I would much prefer a homemade Christmas ornament or something simple that the child has helped to make.ReplyCancel

    • That’s sweet Heidi, I can imagine you receive plenty of coffee mugs!
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  • Nik

    Last year was our first year at school and we gave my son’s school teacher a little nativity (we go to a Christian school), and I have seen it out in the classroom this year with all the other Christmas books and decos. We did the same for our Speech Therapist.
    This year we have arranged little glass ornaments to be engraved with our child’s name and year – it was through Identity Direct and they were having a big sale on all the Christmas stuff way back in May/June.
    For the class present for one of our teachers, we are collecting donations and organising with the travel agent for the money to be put towards her honeymoon.ReplyCancel

    • Similar to one mentioned below Nik, I think this is such a beautiful idea.ReplyCancel

  • Tegan

    as a student teacher, i have come to realise that i go through lots of stickers, Here is a great site that i got some stickers form that i would love to get as a pressie at the end of the year. http://www.signaturestickers.com.au/ReplyCancel

    • Thankyou for sharing the link.ReplyCancel

    • Nik

       Thanks for this idea! My daughter is changing teachers this term and as a class thankyou we ordered these stickers – the parents thought it was a great idea and the teacher loved them! I ordered 20 sheets with 65 stickers each sheet and we got 2 free – that’s approx. 1400 stickers!!ReplyCancel

  • I love these! If I was crafty, I’d totally make the monogrammed pencil frame. But instead, our teachers are getting chocolate, unless I can think of a creative way to present it.ReplyCancel

  • My eldest starts school next year, some great ideas here. I will be getting Miss 5’s kinder teacher a book voucher and bookmark, hopefully she gets to put her feet up and rest with a good book over the holidays.ReplyCancel

    • Beautiful idea, I have seen bundles of books and magazine with beach towels, hint for them to relax.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    I like to give gifts to the teachers at the end of each term. They usually consist of a handmade box filled with chocs, or other goodies. Last term they got one of my hand poured soy candles in a handmade box – I blogged about it on my very neglected blog here http://invitesbyjustjane.com/2011/09/28/super-little-gift-boxes-for-your-baby-bulb-candles. The box had one the candle sentiment you show above!ReplyCancel

  • The cookie jars are my favourite. So cute! I don’t have kids yet but I will definitely be giving presents to their teachers one day.
    I used to love giving my teachers presents when I was little. ReplyCancel

  • We don’t have teachers to appreciate just yet, but if I was a teacher I’d love the organising tray. Although my description would be more like:
    Box filled with paperclips and cork board pins and the necessities like chocolate ;)ReplyCancel

  • tutuames

    They are all so awesome! I especially love the pencils and crayons. So effective!ReplyCancel

    • I think they would be easy enough to make, I hope I have time this year as I would like to make one up.ReplyCancel

  • I love that Crayons mural… I might get my craft on & prepare one for the babies room :) Thansk for the inspiration. ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Some fabulous ideas! My boy started high school this year so it’s not cool to give teachers a present, as we don’t see the high school teachers it’s a bit hard. When he was in primary I always gave his teachers a present, like you he’s been lucky enough to have amazing teachers all through primary.ReplyCancel

  • My son only started school this term, so his teacher, whilst is wonderful, will only have had him for 1 term. Last year for the kindy and childcare, I got world vision school supplies for the kids in Africa and gave the cards to the teachers (1 for the kindy and 1 for my son’s room at childcare and 1 for my daughter’s room at childcare). We also gave the kindy teachers a christmas bauble with a tag with Hunter’s name on it. I’m thinking of doing the same again this year for his school teacher and my daughter’s childcare.ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely parent you are! As a semi-retired teacher I can tell you that it is very rare to get gifts when you teach high school kids. Primary teachers tend to get lucky and we were always forgotten! That’s why I always give gifts to my eldest daughter’s teachers!

    Thanks so very much for joining in with my Pinning and Singing Pinterest Party. I really love your pins and ideas so thanks for sharing them. I know there are a lot of linky parties out there in blogland so I just wanted to let you know that I am really grateful for your support.

    Best wishes and happy pinning!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me
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  • Wow thanks for these really great ideas! I especially like the picture made out of crayons.ReplyCancel

  • We gave Heidi’s teachers, therapists and aides and Annie’s teacher last year a Keep Cup each. This year I’ve got some stationery from the kawaii notebook – love that shop.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Slattery

    I’m making some 2012 framed calendars for the kid’s teachers this year. http://www.kellystamps.com/2011/11/ive-been-scrapping-yay.htmlReplyCancel

{Printable} Teacher Appreciation

The teachers at my kids school do a remarkable job with all the time and effort they put into excursions, school activities and just recently a sleep over.  Recently they did a brilliant job surviving a full day excursion, as well as a sleep over the same evening at school with their class.  So to say thankyou I created this Teacher […]

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