Monday, May 28, 2012

(Student) Teacher Apprciation

This post is a bit overdue, but I still wanted to share...

My student teacher completed her time with us a few weeks before school actually ended.   I wanted to do something special as a surprise for her, but with our busy schedule and her still being in the building through her last official week, we weren't really able to do much sneaking around.  We celebrated her last day with donuts, but promised we'd have a surprise for her when she returned for Field Day the following week.

I sent home a note on Monday asking the students to donate small items for our student teacher.  Since she doesn't yet have a full-time job lined up for next year, we sought generic items that would be helpful for any teacher.  My cooperating teacher did the same thing for me and I really appreciated their gifts, so I wanted to do the same!  

We were overwhelmed with the generosity of the students in the class!  I was shocked with how many items we had to fill her bag!  The teacher bag I had almost didn't fit everything!

In addition, I had the students type a letter, poem, acrostic, or essay for her and I assembled them into a little booklet.  Their writing was very encouraging, sweet, and of course, hilarious!  My students are quite honest and funny sometimes.  She's definitely going to have some entertaining reading material!

She was completely delighted over the bag of goodies that we gave her.  The kids and their families really outdid themselves with this one!  (The pic above doesn't even show everything that we ended up collecting!)    I know that these goodies were greatly appreciated and that she's now got the makings for an awesome classroom!


  1. What a great idea!!! I have always struggled with what to get a student teacher. Will have to do this for mine in the fall!

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  2. Thanks for sending me over to your blog! I love it!

    And yes, this worked out really well for the gift. I suggested small $1 items from Target and Dollar Tree, but most of the students brought even more than what I expected! It was a wonderful surprise to her!


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