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Teachers do not require a gift *EDIT*

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Nice chat and responses. Beautiful to see Goodwill is not dead in this day and age. Extending acts of gratitude can very often deepen their convictions about what they do in their lives on the daily basis.

Happy Holidays to all!!

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 4, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM
I always brought my teachers a gift and I think it's a nice thing to do.
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by *Claire-Bear* on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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Well, I choose to give my girls' teachers small tokens of my appreciation of what they do for my children. I don't go crazy... I give them small baskets of homemade goodies. I spent a whole $7 on each basket and I will fill them up with chocolate cookie dough truffles, chocolate dipped candy canes, fudge, and homemade bread. The girls made their teachers an ornament as well...I think it cost about $1 for each ornament. 

Yes, they get paid, but giving gifts is from the heart not obligatory. 


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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I'd much rather save my goodwill for someone that is truly in need by giving to someone in need that is hungry or homeless and not some paid professional with a degree. JMO

Quoting MichelleJ1000:

How about because they are under paid and put up with a lot of bull from other people's kids and showing them some appreciation will probably make them feel good. It doesn't have to be expensive, a $5 gift card to starbucks or sommething is nice.

by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

This is like, the ninetieth post about this this week. NO ONE "requires" a gift. A gift is something you give to someone to show your appreciation for them. If you don't want to buy one....don't!

by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I dont think they "reqiure" a gift but I apperciate their hard work in teaching my child and, so far, all my kids teachers have been really great so its a way for my husbend and I to express our thanks. Not only that, it also teaches our children to give to others. We always give home made gifts to the teachers, not only during the holidays but also at the end of the year.

by Ruby Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Because I appreciate what the teachers do for our kids. All of ours go above and beyond work. They take stuff with them, call or email when kids are sick and much more. They work with kids and don't just teach the subjects. They care for them and make the kids like learning.  Do you know if you count up the hours a teacher works they get paid next to nothing.  They are still working after they go home. Summers, yes they are doing things to prepare for the next year.  Mine don't require a gift.  We make something and it is simple and cute and every teacher has loved it and kept it.  Our kids should appreciate what their teachers do and so should we as parents.

by Anonymous 5 on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

if i could afford it.i would buy my kids their teachers a gift.

by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Quoting Rebecca7708:

Most schools have banned holiday celebrations of any type, so I don't think that teachers in those schools should expect gifts.

the teachers likely didnt have anything to do with that fact that they are not allowed to have holiday parties. All the elementary school teachers I know would love to have a little class party, but aren't allowed to bc they have to spend every minute teaching to the test.

by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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OP- do your kids get you gifts for Mother's Day, your birthday, or Christmas?

sorry, you CHOSE to be a mom, and are not special, nor do you deserve or require a gift. 

by FriendoftheFoot on Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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couldn't you say that about any job though?

They don't require one but it's nice thought *shrug*

when i worked at a nursing home we always got gifts from residents family (we were not allowed to accept them from residents). A lot of family baked up cookies, or had candy. It was just their way of saying thanks & thinking of our hard work. It wasn't required but it was nice.

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