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Fun Gift Ideas for Teachers

Gift Ideas for Teachers 
Dec. 13, 2010 5:58 pm 
Updated: Dec. 14, 2010 3:30 pm
I have been putting baskets together for teacher's gifts.  One of the teachers in my building loves Coca Cola and loves playing games.  Her basket consists of a large bowl, Coca Cola playing cards, Coca Cola, two large dice, popcorn, and Chex mix.  Another teacher will be receiving a mixing bowl with a whisk, spatula, Chex mix, homemade hot chocolate, homemade cookies, and the recipes to all of the homemade items.  Yes, you guessed it, she loves to cook.  My children's drama teacher will get a metal pail(bucket) with two CDs, a popcorn ball, and ribbon with music notes; the tag says "Who said you can't carry a tune in a bucket?"  There are so many things you can do!  What are some of your ideas?
Dec. 13, 2010 8:07 pm
What a delightful way to show your appreciation for your teachers!! I have nothing to add, you have it covered perfectly! I loved giving my teachers gifts too:) They are such Fantastic people:) And they work so hard. Your teachers are in for a treat! WTG. Thank you for sharing and all you do.
Dec. 14, 2010 6:01 am
I love the tune in a bucket-very creative. We have given bowls with popcorn, pop and a movie (box of tissues if it is a sappy movie). One teacher loved ketchup and chocolate, so I saved her packets of ketchup from various restaurants, to keep handy at her desk, and sent her some homemade chocolates. Our teachers get a Christmas card with a report card written about them inside. The boys get to rate their teachers in a nice way and tell THEM their strong points. I always send homemade goodies because we are in a rural area and the teachers know us so well. One year my son's previous teacher tried to pretend my son needed to retake a class near Christmas as a joke so she could still get a goodie box. After that I took a tray to the staff room for all to enjoy. I go to the dollar store and try to find cheap containers through the year so the gym teacher gets caramel popcorn in a plastic ball, etc. It's fun to give them a break and a laugh once in awhile.
Dec. 14, 2010 3:28 pm
Thank you! I really enjoy gift giving! :)
Dec. 14, 2010 3:30 pm
redneck gramma, that is some great ideas, too! I like the ketchup packets. Never thought of that but it is a very good idea!
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I am a homeschooling mother of three. My oldest graduated in 2012 & my other two will graduate in the next two years! Time is flying by and I have yet to figure out how to keep my life organized...maybe one day.
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Cajun cuisine is my favorite. Growing up in Louisiana has made me partial to the seafood and fried foods. Desserts are my specialty. I like to cook for crowds and love to serve people. I enjoy hosting all kinds of parties-tea parties with finger foods and bar-b-Ques with bon fires.
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Love boiling crawfish with the family!
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Making gravy! For years after I was married I tried gravy every way I was told and it never worked. It was mostly like dumplings it was so lumpy. One day I met a lady who told me the simplest solution. "All you do is add the same amount of oil as flour and brown the flour then add your liquid." Been doing it for many moons now...
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One September day I was in the kitchen getting ready for supper. I had started the flour and oil for gravy and left the room-and forgot! I heard crackling and popping and ran into the kitchen to find the stove, microwave above, and cabinets engulfed in flames. I screamed to my children to get their father while I began to spray the fire with the fire extinguisher. The fire was put out and the damage was done. We had to redo only a couple of cabinets, paint the ceiling, and get a new range and microwave. Thank God it was minimal damage! My father sells fire extinguishers and he had just given us that one...I will never be without an extinguisher and I will never walk out of the kitchen while cooking.
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