The end of the school year brings a lot of emotions. My kids are happy, my husband is relieved that the hustle and bustle of finals and awards ceremonies is over, and I am stressed about what to give the teachers as a “thank you” for teaching my child and putting up with me.
I know its their job to teach, but given all they do, don’t teachers deserve an extra “thank you” from parents? Is there a thoughtful, but reasonably priced gift for teachers this time of year? One year I gave the teachers candles. But, judging from the assortment of other candles on their desks, it wasn’t an original idea. Another year I gave the teachers personalized notecards. Two years ago I gave out Starbucks gift cards and last year I bought six chocolate Nothing Bundt Cakes.
A Hallmark card doesn’t seem like enough of a gift, but cash seems like a payoff for tolerating, comforting, and teaching my little ray of sunshine. Is there a better option? Please share your thoughts. You will probably help out a neighbor and fellow parent looking for the perfect end of year teacher gift.