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Is it the norm to give a teacher a gift at the end of the year?

My daughter will be finishing up Kindergarten in a couple weeks...

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Asked by gramsmom at 2:05 PM on Jun. 6, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I always got something for my daughter's teachers when they were in public school, but when I taught I discovered that very few parents actually do end of the year presents. I still think they are very nice, though. (c:

    Answer by scout_mom at 2:09 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I did but only because she was a GREAT teacher who was just amazing with my dd and really went out of her way tp be a fun loving teacher.

    Answer by whitenena at 2:12 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I always have, just something small, $10-20-- a gift card of something. I just found out my son's K teacher drinks coffee, so she's getting Starbucks. I figure something they can use up and a card from the child. Anything that isn't a little "teacher" thing.

    Oh, and I've only "always" have because my kids have amazing teachers, who I love! If I thought they had a teacher who didn't try or whatever, I wouldn't feel obligated. But these teachers, I love love LOVE these teachers. They're great teachers and great people!

    Answer by Tracys2 at 2:22 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Yes it seems to be. You van have her make a card though or give her teacher a note of thanks if you dont want to buy something.

    Answer by Madelaine at 5:31 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • a lot of students do...

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 6:00 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I always did

    Answer by tazdvl at 6:10 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I always do. Nothing big, and nothing too personal, unless you really know her tastes. I usually give a g/c for a local school supply store, since our teachers here usually spend a lot of their own money on supplies.

    Answer by elasmimi at 6:23 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • we gave our K3 teacher flowers... they had just gotten "nice" gifts for teacher appreciation week

    Answer by asil at 8:17 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I think it depends on where you are from. They don't usually give end of year gifts where I live.

    Answer by KristinRox at 10:20 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • We always have

    Answer by heathermichelle at 3:34 AM on Jun. 7, 2011

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