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    June 10th, 2010Musings

    As my son’s final day of classes approaches, I’ve been trying to come up with a good end of year gift for his teacher. I finally did decide on something, and thought I was “done” when it occurred to me that his classroom teacher is not the only teacher who has meant a lot to him this year. He’s had two other teachers who have been of great help to him, and we wanted to be sure they were not forgotten, so I picked up a little something for them today as well.

    I’m not of the mindset that every teacher a child comes into contact with should be given an end of year gift, but it does seem only right that, if there have been others in addition to the homeroom teacher who have been a big part of a child’s year, they should be recognized, too. This could be just about anyone, from a resource or elective class teacher to the librarian, music or art teacher, a club sponsor, coach, and so on.

    Sadly, I fear many of these elective or support teachers often go forgotten at the end of the year. Do you have any ideas about how to ensure that these other, equally hardworking teachers are recognized? If so, leave a comment! The more ideas, the better!

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