Monday, December 13, 2010

Appreciation Gifts

Each year the two respective "wings" of our school give holiday gifts to our night custodians.  I've been asked to make the dear lady's card to accompany our gift, a card large enough for grades K-2 to sign.  I couldn't resist making a matching holiday bitty banner (she has purchased several from me) to accompany the card:


How do you help your non-teaching staff celebrate the holidays?


I love to give my Stars a book each Christmas (holiday pencils too!), usually one we've read and enjoyed together.  This year, The Gingerbread Man, sassy sing-song-iness and all was a HIT with boys and girls alike, so I redeemed my bonus points through Scholastic, and purchased twenty-plus copies:


Do you need some teacher/colleague appreciation gift ideas?

~ The Long Thread created a nice linky-list of crafty gift-giving ideas...
~ Brown Paper Packages teaches us how to package the fixin's for "Snowman Soup..."
~ Crafty coasters and notepad how-to's can be found at Beneath My Heart...
~ Living Locurto shares not only affordable gift ideas but free printables too...

Students and their families always help me celebrate my birthday, since it's two days before Christmas.  Gifts of hugs and handmade cards often accompany sweet little packages.  What brings a smile to my face every year?  Artwork created by my students, photos of my Super Stars, coffee gift cards, ornaments that I can bring out year after year, books, pretty binding clips for big stacks of papers, crafty supplies, fruit baskets, and of course...


Thank you Dear Stars and Super Star Families!


  1. I give my students a book too! They are so excited to read it along with me on the last day before break.

    Sarah at Classroom Chic


As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!