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Subject: not a teacher, but have a ? for you....
Date Posted: 11/30/2010 5:10 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2008
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I have a middle school son who is on student council and he is doing a secret santa thing for 2 teachers.  one male, one female.  what are some good ideas for him to do?  we have a totally nut free school and homemade goods are not allowed.  I am going to do a coffee/tea set for each and then a stocking with a mcdonalds gift card.  He has to do one gift a week until winter break.  soooo....any ideas?

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 6:10 PM ET
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Fun Post-It notes are always useful. Our school often has the dull yellow or pink boring ones, so I'm constantly buying neon colors or shapes, even larger pads with lines on them to keep on my desk. 

Date Posted: 12/4/2010 4:00 PM ET
Member Since: 12/1/2010
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As an Elementary School teacher-to-be, I know I am always on the look out for books.  Barnes and Nobles gift cards are always appreciated.

Date Posted: 12/5/2010 4:36 PM ET
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With today's economy, a gas card or walmart card would be great even if for only $5.00.  The best present I ever recieved was a basket of pepsi, one of each size from the mini bottle to the 2 liter.  I knew then that at least one of my students knew me enough to know that was my favorite drink.

After thinking about this more.  The very best gift I have recieved from a student was actually for the parent and it was a thank you for the job I was doing with their child and the others in the class.  Those kinds of notes are far and few between so they are precious.

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Date Posted: 12/8/2010 11:51 PM ET
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Agree with Post-it notes.  Or maybe even a card with a small thumb drive (they have them for less than $12 at Walmart).

Date Posted: 12/24/2010 4:02 PM ET
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Another good idea and sorry if this is after the fact, but a gift card to an office supply or craft store is a really great idea. Some craft stores offer teachers discouts so the gift card goes a little further.