My son is attending school for the first time this year and I have the task of finding Christmas gifts for his preschool teacher. As a teacher-librarian myself, I know that while the thought really is always appreciated, there are only so many apple-themed items and Christmas ornaments you can get as a teacher. Preschool teachers are a unique set. So after researching a little with some preschool teacher friends I have compiled the best Christmas gifts for preschool teachers.
Christmas Gift for Preschool Teacher #1: Classroom Supplies. While elementary students have a class list of supplies that are necessary to bring to school, often preschool centers, particularly private preschool centers, do not have these supply lists. Everyday consumable items such as tissues, hand sanitizer, glue sticks, pencils, cardstock, baby wipes, and construction paper, may be hard to come by. Practical classroom supplies such as these make great Christmas gifts for a preschool teacher.
Christmas Gift for Preschool Teacher #2: $5 Restaurant Gift Cards. Are you aware of the average salary of a preschool teacher? It’s not much. Small denomination restaurant gift cards, such as $5 or $10 will be much appreciated by any preschool teacher. Fast food joints, coffeehouses, and pizza places are all great restaurants to choose, where $5 really can buy something. Any preschool teacher will appreciate this inexpensive Christmas gift.
Christmas Gift for Preschool Teacher #3: Office Supplies. Many preschool teachers have to spend their own money to provide any sort of basic office supplies needed in their classrooms. Such staple office items as computer paper, paper clips, staples, pens, and especially post-it notes are often difficult to come by in preschools. Office supplies make great Christmas gifts for preschool teachers.
Christmas Gift for Preschool Teacher #4: Stickers. You and your child both love seeing those “great job” and “well done” stickers that appear on worksheets and papers that are sent home. These stickers aren’t free and most preschool teachers probably purchase them with their own personal funds. Try teacher supply stores and large discount stores for packs of stickers to give your child’s preschool teacher this Christmas. Stickers are the perfect Christmas gift for preschool teachers.
Preschool teachers help mold your child during some very important development years. Show your child’s preschool teacher how much you appreciate her by giving one of these great Christmas gifts for preschool teachers.