Jump to content

Do you give a gift to all of your children's teachers or just the main one?
**more fluff**


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 CSF

Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

rolleyes.gif

#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.

I'm sorry sad.gif

#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 -*meh*-

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




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Empowering bikini photo of 46-year-old mum goes viral

When a group of teenagers made rude remarks about her body as she walked past them in a bikini at the local beach, Julie Cross refused to cover up.

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Gabriella Goat sues Peppa Pig

Every toddler's favourite television pig is being sued by an Italian woman who shares a name with a Peppa Pig character.

Meet the Mpregs, the male pregnancy enthusiasts

"Men can't have babies - that's something only women can do! But our community is full of like-minded people who wish otherwise."

Your new motherhood survival kit

Forget about the bright, pretty baby things - while you're in survival mode, all you'll need are the essentials.

More than 100,000 cars recalled globally after death of pregnant woman

The announcement of a mass recall comes as Malaysian police investigate the death of pregnant woman in July.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

I had a 'good baby' but still suffered from postnatal depression

I had a much wanted precious baby girl, a 'good baby' who slept well, self settled and was mostly content. It just seemed implausible to think I could succumb to depression.

There's no need to eclipse a babymoon

As long as pregnant women do their research, travelling during pregnancy can be done safely.

Mum and daughter have babies on same day

"It's not really something you ever want or think could happen. To have my mum going through it with me is probably the most special, amazing thing ever.”

Our baby's reflux caused the longest endurance test of our lives

I'm glad she wasn't my first child, or I would have thought that this was normal.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

The podcast that reminds mums they are not alone

A mum's complicated, gruelling labour gave birth to two lovely beings: her daughter and her delightful podcast, The Longest Shortest Time.

Is it too late to change my midwife?

My wife is nine months pregnant and we are planning a home birth - but we've had late problems with our midwife team.

The Very Hungover Caterpillar: a parody many can relate to

A new book released this month will be sure to have parents nodding and giggling in recognition the world over.

Babywearers unite against misinformation

Everyone has heard of people power, but what about passionate babywearing power?

Reliving the birth experience

When people ask about how my labour went, I usually respond: "Good, I think? Four hours long, and yeah it hurt, but I dunno, it's labour, it's giving birth, it's painful... but I guess it was good? As good as good gets?"

Literary baby name inspiration

From Harry Potter to Shakespeare and everything in between, we've scoured the library shelves for literary baby name inspiration.

Preparing your child to attend a sibling's birth

Thinking about having your kids at the birth of your baby? Here are some things to consider.

Counselling helps mum deal with triplets' early birth

When Kimberlee King's waters broke nine weeks before her triplets were due, she went into autopilot as she packed her hospital bag.

The women balancing babies with new businesses

Motherhood teaches us that we can be more tolerant, patient, and loving than we ever thought possible - and can also show us that we're innovative, creative and entrepreneurial, too.

It's true, kids grow up overnight

A dad ponders how his toddler daughter can change so much in just one 24 hour period.

Father sings to dying son days after losing wife

A heartbreaking video shows a new dad singing 'Blackbird' to his dying son just days after losing his wife.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Eating ice may give mental boost to the iron deficient: study

A new study proposes that, like a strong cup of coffee, ice may give those with insufficient iron a much-needed mental boost.

Tiny lives in caring hands: Thank U NICU Day

Each year in Australia, over 40,000 newborns need the help of a special care nursery or neonatal intensive care unit. One day a year, the staff are honoured by the parents they help through those dark days.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

This time my husband and I hadn't taken any chances. We had paid $50,000 and travelled 13,000 kilometres to make sure the baby growing inside me was female.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Dear firstborn, I'm sorry

Being a first-time mum is tough for so many reasons – particularly because you really have no idea what you're doing.

A trace of sesame could kill my son

Helen Richardson son's had two anaphylactic reactions in a month. It's traumatic for everyone.

When you know before the test says yes

It wasn't a pregnancy test or missed period that told me I was pregnant with my second baby; it was too early for those things. A doner kebab told me I was going to be a mum again.

What not to do when your partner is in labour

Robbie Williams stole the show during his wife Ayda's labour, pretty much demonstrating everything on the "what not to do when your partner is in labour" list.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

Dad breastfeeds his babies

Trevor Macdonald has now been pregnant twice, and is successfully breastfeeding his newest family member.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.