Guest post by Jamie Morris, preschool principal
As principal of a preschool, every year I am asked the same question: What can I do for my child’s teacher this holiday season?
Gift cards are a great way to show your appreciation for a teacher while giving him or her the opportunity to choose something they need. Choose a gift card from a store where everyone shops such as Wal-Mart, Target or even a local grocery store. You will be surprised by how pleased they are with this gesture.
Another great gift idea is to buy something for your child’s classroom. When visiting the classroom, spend time looking at what it needs such as a new easel, cushions for a soft area to read, books, or even a set of blocks. The teacher will appreciate you noticing, and the gift will benefit your child and his or her classmates.
While all the aforementioned are great practical gifts, what a teacher will most appreciate this holiday season is a heart-felt thank you. Teachers dedicate their lives to helping your children reach their dreams. They do their best to make a difference in your child’s life so your child can make a difference in the world. If you and your child take the time to express your gratitude for the teacher’s hard work and dedication, it will be worth more than any gift they receive this holiday season.
Jamie Morris is a principal of a Children Of America school in Winchester VA. She has her BS in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech.
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