Microsoft Innovative Educator

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Need a Gift Idea?

This blog post should be called "The Heart of a Teacher" but...well, you know! It's Blogs A-Z and the letter "T" has been taken. When I saw this topic take off in one of my social media groups, I realized just how much the holidays bring out that special generosity that teachers have. I also gathered some great ideas that I am happy to share with you. Either these ideas are right on time (maybe you are out shopping now) or they can be placed in your teacher arsenal for next year. Please share with your colleagues. This Blog Is Why even though you may be stessed, tired, and ready for a break, there is always time for a little retail therapy. Happy Holidays!

What are some of YOUR favorite gifts for students? Share your new ideas in the comments below. Check out this list:

(Scholastic) Books/crayons
*Coloring book/crayons
*Candy canes
*Socks
*Pencils/Pencil with name on it
*Cookies/Punch party
*Hot Dog lunch (with chips/drink)
*Pizza party (cupcakes/juice)
*Puzzles
*Erasers
*Bookbags
*McDonald's gift certificates
*Wendy's frosty coupon
*Hot chocolate/Gloves
*Crossword puzzle/word search books
*Homework pass
*Coupon book: (sock day, eat lunch with a friend, home work pass, free pencil, write with a pen for the day, 5 minute break, bring a stuffed animal, etc.)
*Hat/scarf sets
*Matchbox cars
*Dollar Tree teddy bears
*Mug filled with crayons
*Remote control cars/bracelets
*Santa hats
*$2 bill
*Handwritten card/candy cane
*Baked goodies
*Personalized ornament (teacher name/year)
*Free 1-year subscription to Lego magazine
*Lip gloss, Fingernail polish, earrings, perfume, cologne, gift card
*Gift bag with hot chocolate, little Debbie's treat, candy cane, pen, pencil
*Holiday bag filled with small notebooks, pencils, books, erasers, a picture of the child and teacher on a foam frame with a magnet, and treats
*Use bath tissue rolls and stuff with candy, erasers, and tiny toy sets from Dollar Tree; wrap and tie them off with ribbon
*Pencil pouch with names written in glitter (pencils and candy inside)
*Mug filled with apple cider, hot chocolate, candy, pens, and mechanical pencils
*Snowman Soup-packet of hot chocolate, some mini marshmallows and a candy cane (graphic below)


Blogs from A-Z
A- A is For Administrator
B- Breakfast Club
C- Chicken Soup Is For The Mind, Body, and Soul
D- DonorsChoose
E- Empathy
F- Forty and Fitness
G- Grant Writing
H- Hour of Code
I- I Wish I Had Thought of That (Repost)
J- Jeopardy in the Classroom
K- Keys to a Successful Hour of Code
L- Lessons Learned
M- Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE)
N- Need a Gift Idea?
O- Oh, The Places We WANT To Go!
P- Principal Presents
Q- Quitting the Profession
R- Recharge Over the Holidays
S- Skype-A-Thon
T- Twelve Days of Twitter
U- Update: Oh The Places...Here We Come!
V- Virtual Sharing
W- What's New in 2017
X- Xtra, Xtra...This Challenge is DONE
Y- Year End Review
Z- Zebra Print, Red Velvet, and FREEBIES

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