Gifts 

Some of my kids have really spoiled me with Christmas gifts this year. I’ve gotten such thoughtful presents and notes that I know I will cherish for a long time. I keep every card any student has ever given me so that if I ever want to give up, I can read through them and remember that we do have victories in the classroom worth fighting for and worth staying for. 

Among today’s kind gestures were these beauties:


I love handlettering. So having pieces made just for me by one of my own kids is very special. 

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As an aside, secondary teachers tend not to get all the fun end-of-the-year gifts like (some) elementary teachers do. I get it. Your kid now has six or seven teachers and if you have multiple kids then that’s a lot of teachers to bake treats for. But a nice note from your child goes a long ways. You don’t need to add a gift card (although we won’t turn it down!). It just means a lot to us to hear from our kids and their parents that we’re valued. You would be surprised how little it takes to make our week. 🙂

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