You cannot buy it in a store, nor can you bake it. Your child’s teacher will prize it. Teachers feel appreciated when they receive one. And you’ll free yourself up, too, from racking your brains for ideas or spending more money.
Give your child’s teacher a hand made holiday card from your child.
Begin by talking with your child about what he’d like to say to his teacher. Scour for materials at home, because this is a use-what-you-have project. Any kind of paper, crayons, markers, glue, fabric scraps, leftover glitter or buttons work.
Then step back and watch your child create.
I keep hearing stories of teachers in wealthier districts who receive expensive gift cards for dinner, book stores, or malls. Sometimes the room parent organizes these splashy teacher gifts, and participation is expected. But why?
A handmade card with a child’s own art and written message is priceless to teachers, who have taught your child all of these skills.