1. Gift card or cash money - so the teacher can get exactly what THEY want and not what we THINK they want
2. Snacks - pretzels, drinks, peanut butter crackers, granola bars, nuts, chocolate, gum or any other snack food
3. Stationery - anything with their name or initial on it, note cards, thank you notes and post-it notes
4. Pens - pretty or cute pens, many others said, "EXPO"markers or permanent markers
5. Hand sanitizer
It was learned in this survey that teachers not only love small things for themselves, but can always use school supplies for their classrooms. They have to pay for so many things our of their own pockets. So, all we have to do as parents is grab a pack of Post-it notes or something else at Wal-Mart to send to school with our child. Even once a month and it doesn't have to cost much.
Our mom has said when we make cookies or some kind of dessert at home to get a small Ziploc bag and put a small portion in there and send to the teacher. This can only help your child, right? What a great idea and what a kind and easy way to remember a teacher.
Oh, one more thing. One sweet (former) teacher was kind of enough to let us know what NOT to get a teacher. We thought this was funny, so we had to put it on here. Have you ever bought any of these things for a teacher? Ha!
This contest has ended. Winner will be posted August 5, 2009.