Although I never expect gifts from my students at Christmas time, I love seeing how excited they get when they give me a little something. When I came across this linky party this morning, I knew I just had to share some of the things I got this year.
Along with the usual candy, chocolate, coffee mugs and hot chocolate (and Timmies’ gift cards!), I received some very cool and creative gifts. I especially love the handmade things that the kids make themselves. One student gave me an entire box filled with paper snowflakes, that I quickly hung up in the classroom!
My absolute favourite gift this year was actually a gift for someone else. One of my students donated books to the Reading Room at Sick Kids Hospital in my name. How thoughtful is that?! I absolutely love the idea! As nice as it is to get a little something from students, knowing that this gift will be enjoyed by many kids just warms my heart. The card had a simple message: "Thank you for all the extra things you do with the class."
I definitely plan on doing something like this for my own kids' teachers next year! If you're interested, here's the link to the website: Sick Kids Get Better Gifts.
Head on over to Little Warriors for more great teacher gifts!