I don’t go too crazy, but I love welcoming the teacher back at the beginning of the year. Simple container (this basket is from the Target Dollar Spot), filled with a few essentials for her to keep in her desk. You could also print your own bag like we did here.
Not sure what to give? What are some of your favorite go-to’s to make it through the day at your desk, diaper bag, or purse. Be sure to include a few “just for fun” things.
This year we included these items:
- Thank You notes
- Fun sticky note pad
- Starbucks Frap
- Stripped note cards (I’m a sucker for paper goods)
- Washi Tape
- Emergen-c packets
- Hand lotion
- Protein bar
In the past I’ve included other items such as: headache medicine, fun pens or markers, favorite candy, chocolates, and/or a magnetic pad. Our school has a book of the teacher’s favorite things. It’s great for projects like this.
You don’t have to spend much. With $5-10 dollars, you can show you care and are excited about your new teacher. Whatever you do, or give, be sure to include a note saying hello and making yourself available for the year. Teacher’s love knowing you’re on their team, with or without a gift.
Make your teacher’s day great,