Any of those are good. Maybe not so much with Chapters these days as I tend not to buy as much there as I used to, their stuff is overpriced and my money goes further on amazon or through scholastic for classroom library stuff. Dollarama is another one I hadn’t considered, but I think (like amazon or Walmart) would be nice to get. We teachers spend so much of our money there already on supplies/crafts/projects, it would basically be like your gift going directly back into your kid’s classroom. And thank you (or parents like you) for not adding to my clutter, I’ve got enough “teacher” themed mugs and candles to last a lifetime.stack1 wrote: ↑Jun 19th, 2018 4:43 pm
I have given many Starbucks cards, though last year I switched to Walmart. So since I want to give gift cards, what's a good choice? Walmart, Chapters, Amazon, Dollarama? I usually give a McCafe card to the bus driver.
I get my kids to write a note, but I don't like getting "stuff", because I myself don't like clutter, lol!
It really depends on the class. I don’t use erasers at all, and while I agree Kleenex is always needed and appreciated, it would make a rather odd “teacher gift”. Like, “thank you for teaching my kid this year, we’ll miss you, here’s a box of Kleenex”? Maybe better to just give that during the year as a “just because” thing, especially in winter or when your kid has a cold/allergies. And I agree schools should definitely supply it, I spend a huge amount of my budget and some of my own money as well on stuff like that, which would be much better spent on other stuff the kids need.Kiraly wrote: ↑Jun 19th, 2018 6:34 pmBest gift for an elementary school teacher? A box of pencil erasers. Erasers tend to sprout legs and walk away. Teachers can never have too many. Same as boxes of kleenex for kindergarten teachers. Any kindergarten teacher will tell you that a steady supply of kleenex is absolutely essential, but of course the school doesn't supply that.