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#1 CSF

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

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#2 Expelliarmus

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

All

#3 CSF

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

I agree. Now to work out what to give...

#4 *LucyE*

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

And now I feel bad.

It wasn't until I read the report cards that were sent out 2 weeks after school had finished, that I realized DD had other teachers.

I know, I know, pretty dumb of me but...no excuses.  Just a ditz.

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#5 Expelliarmus

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

Oh technically speaking, not all as I don't give them to the specialist teachers. I know they all hate one of them and the gifts are about the children giving them. They've never expressed a desire to give one to the PE or LOTE teacher either.

I got about 4 cards this year from kids who obviously think the Art teacher was swell Tounge1.gif but it't's not usual to give gifts to the specialist teachers in primary schools.

I give to their classroom teachers.

#6 ~spirited~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

I'm a specialist teacher, and get very few gifts. Even the kids I have for half the day (literacy and numeracy sessions) often give a gift to their classroom teacher and not me.

I don't mind, I can do without the chocolates!

#7 EsmeLennox

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

My children give gifts to the teachers they wish to give them to. So that might be their main class teacher, or not. It might be a specialist teach they have particularly liked or not. Some years they don't give anything to any teacher. I leave it entirely up to them.



#8 Velvetta

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

No gifts at all. But I'll send an email praising their work if I think it's due. As a teacher myself, I prefer words to gifts.

#9 Bob-the-skull

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

the main one...

i have no idea who the PE, spanish or music teachers are, however i do know how much hard work their main teacher has put in... to be truthful i never thought of buying stuff for the others

oh i also brought a container of malteasers for the OSHC ladies to share because my boys are in there every day and most of the school holidays!

#10 No girls here

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

Only for classroom teachers, and if there is more than one I would probably do a token gift at least.  This year DS2 had one teacher four days a week and one for only one.  They were both wonderful teachers so I still gave the one day a week teacher a present.

#11 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

This has been our FYOS and we did a present for his main teacher (she has been awesome) and his science teacher as he has loved her classes and we hear a lot about her at home.



#12 LynnyP

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

We gave chocolates to the art, music, piano,  IT and sports teachers as well as the class teacher.  Year 2 so it isn't universal that primary school specialists don't get gifts.  I forgot, we gave a gift to the science teacher too.

Edited by LynnyP, 15 December 2012 - 09:30 PM.


#13 B.feral3

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

When I gave DS his gift to give his teacher 2 days ago the teacher aid was sitting RIGHT THERE about half a metre away. She was helping another student with her reading but looked up and watched the gift exchange. I felt so so bad. I have not stopped thinking about it actually. She didn't look angry but I could read her thoughts. I got the impression she was thinking, 'well, where's my thanks for spending 5 days a week assisting the learning of your child.'

Like I said, she didn't even cross my mind. I am beating myself up about it at the moment though and can't let it go.

#14 mamaknits

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

We gave presents to all the teachers because every one of them has had an impact on our year (first year of school this year). We gave a "more special" one for his class teacher.

#15 baddmammajamma

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

I give to all -- which ends up being 10 teachers for my daughter (Year 1) and 5 teachers for my son (preschool), plus 2 classroom aides, along with personal notes to each individual teacher.

And that # doesn't include our wonderful early intervention team...we give to them, too.

As I've mentioned several times on EB in other threads, we are very mellow when it comes to gift giving within our own family (have done away with exchanges with our siblings/nieces/nephews, etc. and have radically scaled back what our own kids get) -- but I do love giving gifts to people who don't necessarily expect them...especially when they have knocked themselves out to treat my kids well.

We been very fortunate in that both of my kids have had exceptional teachers thus far. Not a bad apple in the bushel.

#16 Overtherainbow

Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

DD's art teacher has been her reason for being at school.  She adores her and is in her room before school, at lunch and after school.  I helped DD select something extra special for her.

The kids gave a card and token gift to other specialist teachers.

#17 Charlie & Lola

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

We gave gifts to DD's Grade 1 classroom teacher, 2 aides that work in her room and her specialist Art, Music and PE teachers. I also bought for the Junior School Receptionist/PA.

My son is in Senior School and we gave his Home Group Teacher, Head of Senior School, Head of House, Assistant Head of House and Media Teachers a gift as well as gifts to the 2 Senior School Reception/Admin Assistants.

For me it is not JUST the classroom teacher that has an impact on my child's learning and school experience but a team of people all doing a wonderful job.

#18 Julie3Girls

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

My girls do their own cards. DD3 in kinder had DD1 help her out. They give cards to their friends. They give them to the teachers that have a connection with.  I follow their lead with gifts as well - the teachers they are close to I usually let them do a small token gift.
If I feel the need to say a special thank you, I simply do it by writing something lovely in a card.

I'm actually thinking about dropping in a box of chocolates to the office ladies tomorrow, just as a thank for all the icepacks, bandaids, and looking after of tummy aches etc with my girls original.gif Not to mention all the other work they do in the school.

DD3 did ALL her teachers, with gifts to the 2 class teachers (4day/1day).
DD2 only wanted to give to her 2 classroom teachers (3day/2days). As it happens, the two girls had the same teacher, so I did one gift, but they did their own cards.
DD1 did a gift for her teacher, and cards for a couple of the teachers.

In the past, we've done small gifts for the librarian, for the band teachers. DD1 even gave a card to principal the first couple of years. Last year, DD1 didn't want to even give her class teacher a card let alone a gift. Instead, she wanted to give a gift to one of the kinder teachers who had been mentoring her a lot during the year. I talked her into doing a card for her teacher, but was quite happy to follow her lead with the gift.

#19 TheSmithFamily

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

I often feel it relates to your child's wishes and what sort of relationship you have with teachers, support staff and specialist staff.

Because of coopers disability I know all his teachers very well, we have a different relationship than most parent/teachers.
We have meetings each term and speak everyday.
Cooper knows every teacher at school and has a good relationship with them all.

I am writing each teacher a card and have already cried as I reflect on grade one original.gif especially as they continue to have such belief in him and high expectations of his abilities and learning x
Cheers
Bron




#20 Therese

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

All of them. But that is normally only two or three extra.

#21 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:41 AM

We gave one to DD's 3 main day care carers, and she's very fond of the gardening teacher, and insisted on one for her too original.gif




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