It's the last week of school here in Portland. Is everyone as crazy there as they are here? According to my kids' teachers, everyone goes a tiny bit nuts during the last few weeks of school…all the expectations, activities, and anticipation of summer add up to lots of manic energy.
One thing I tend to get a bit squidgy about at the end of the school year: teacher gifts. My kids' teachers and school staff deserve the most heartfelt appreciation, and yet the last day of school sneaks up on me every year. Fortunately, I'm the heartfelt note type, and I'm encouraging my kids to go the same route. (I also made contributions to the collective class gifts.)
All the same, it's nice to hear what kinds of gifts other folks get, and it's especially nice to hear what teachers actually want. Read the comments on a past holiday teacher gift hack — you'll find lots of great ideas there.
Parents: what has been your most popular teacher gift? Teachers: what has been your favorite gift?