If school isn't out for your kids yet, it will be soon. The end of the year is bearing down on us! And along with all the end-of-year activities like honors assemblies and field days, there is one very important thing to think about: the gift for your child's teacher.
Maybe you're lucky and everyone chips in for a gift, but more than likely you or your child has to figure something out. I've talked to lots of teachers about this, and the consensus is: Gifts are not expected, but nice to have and much appreciated....and, please, lose the apple motifs.
I've given my children's teachers gift cards to Starbucks or to a bookstore with a nice note saying I hope this will buy them a treat to relax with after a long year. Teacher friends have told me that they really appreciated a gift card to a restaurant or something handmade by a student. And almost all teachers say their most treasured gifts have been notes from their students thanking them for something specific they taught them.
What are you getting your child's teacher? If you are a teacher, what have been your favorite gifts?