Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

I had already decided to make bath salts as a stocking stuffer for the women who will be here, so I'm making extras for Scooter's teacher and therapists. I'm also sending a pound of fresh-roasted coffee for the lounge, as a way to catch other people. If I can get Scooter to settle enough this afternoon, I'll have him help with a foam decoration for each gift.

We bought a lot of stuff early, but the problem with that is we lost track and bought too much, especially for Scooter. The upside is that we probably have enough for his birthday now, assuming he stays set on Legos. If not, I guess we're holding on to a few sets until they go out of production and then selling them on eBay.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

It's hard to remember the importance of the THOUGHT, when you're trying to find the PERFECT gift. :-)

We just do a little something for B's main teacher, even though she does have an art teacher, music, p.e., health room nurse, media specialist, and community counselor. I can't picture trying to get that many gifts! Though I know that some people manage it. B's favorite part is just making the card with her poems that she's been writing.

Another thing that I know most teachers love to get (I know I do!) are things that are useful in the classroom and that there never seem to be enough of. Dry erase markers, markers, pens, pencils, paper. Even though maybe it's not PERSONAL, it's useful because it keeps me from having to buy my own supply.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You're right, Omaha--the practical stuff is probably very much appreciated!


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

I'm bringing them little things from Brazil, since we left so early. The boys only have one "real live" teacher that they see every week -- the piano and music teacher, but we've met their cyber school teachers several times and I'll get them something too, including the art teacher, I think (but not the P.E. and the music one from the cyber school). I haven't decided what to get, probably just a small souvenir. I just don't want to forget all about it and have to shop at the airport (expensive!!).


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Little souvenirs from Brazil would be very special, I would think. I wish I had kept things simpler this year--I think I bought too many little things for the teachers and it got out of hand.