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Old 12-26-2017, 04:39 PM
 
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My dad was a teacher. He sent me and sis to elementary school with a bottle of wine each tucked into our school bags for our teachers.

Our teachers loved us.
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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Beware of gifts bearing grapes.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:31 PM
 
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I was a single mom with three sons. What I made at my job was a drop in the bucket compared to what the teachers earned. I saved empty coffee cans, covered them with Christmas paper, filled them with home-made cookies and always got the nicest thank you notes.

My late dtr-in-law was a teacher and received many lovely gifts, many of which she re-gifted. She was far more pleased with home made baked goods or candy or a hand-made card from the student.

As for the wine, if I could have afforded it, I would have drunk it myself!
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:20 AM
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Are there pictures of Mom and Dad on Junior's bottle of psychotropic meds?
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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I was a single mom with three sons. What I made at my job was a drop in the bucket compared to what the teachers earned. I saved empty coffee cans, covered them with Christmas paper, filled them with home-made cookies and always got the nicest thank you notes.

My late dtr-in-law was a teacher and received many lovely gifts, many of which she re-gifted. She was far more pleased with home made baked goods or candy or a hand-made card from the student.

As for the wine, if I could have afforded it, I would have drunk it myself!
My cousin was a teacher. She said the same.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:23 AM
 
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This gag isn't really new. My Wife's a teacher. She's received bottle of wine with the photo of student and same "my child is why you drink" phrase posted on the bottle. In the last 3-4 years, we've gotten maybe 3-4 of them.

Needless to say we get a kick out of it and drink the bottle. I didn't know it was newsworthy as I guess we could have broke the story several years ago

Usually most gifts are a hand-made card, some flowers or trinket and a gift card in the $25-50 range. Alcohol is rare, but some parent usually gives some. She hates coffee I probably end up with $200-300 worth of dunkin donuts gift cards, and I typically hand most out to homeless persons I see in my travels.

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:09 AM
 
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This gag isn't really new. My Wife's a teacher. She's received bottle of wine with the photo of student and same "my child is why you drink" phrase posted on the bottle. In the last 3-4 years, we've gotten maybe 3-4 of them.

Needless to say we get a kick out of it and drink the bottle. I didn't know it was newsworthy as I guess we could have broke the story several years ago

Usually most gifts are a hand-made card, some flowers or trinket and a gift card in the $25-50 range. Alcohol is rare, but some parent usually gives some. She hates coffee I probably end up with $200-300 worth of dunkin donuts gift cards, and I typically hand most out to homeless persons I see in my travels.
After seeing here and other social media so many teachers HATING getting gifts from students, I have totally stopped. I always thought I was making a nice gesture and teaching my kids to give and think of others...but to a lot of teachers its like the worst thing someone could do to them LOL
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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After seeing here and other social media so many teachers HATING getting gifts from students, I have totally stopped. I always thought I was making a nice gesture and teaching my kids to give and think of others...but to a lot of teachers its like the worst thing someone could do to them LOL
I don’t know any teacher who “hates” getting gifts from their students. Sometimes its a bit awkward, but I still appreciate that my students’ families thought of me during the holidays.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:01 PM
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I love it!
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