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vividgingerchilli Sat 16-Jul-11 08:09:32

DC has gone from being very low in terms of achievement (suspected dyslexia, seeing the SENCO, major concerns etc etc) to having exceeded national expectations and all the targets set and is now in the top sets for every subject and on the G&T register for 3 subjects.
I want to get something special for his teacher and teaching assistant, normally I get them a £5 book gift card. However money is very tight so I can't really afford anything extra.
Any ideas?

MigratingCoconuts Sat 16-Jul-11 08:17:14

get DC to make something.

TBH its not the gift itself that is important but the sentiment behind it that really makes it special.

A nicely worded letter would mean all the world.

MigratingCoconuts Sat 16-Jul-11 08:18:15

I meant to say well done too! What a fab year you have all had, that is amazing prgress!!

teacherwith2kids Sat 16-Jul-11 08:54:39

Write letters to the class teacher and TA. Also write a letter to the head and copy it to the Chair of Governors....worth much more to all concerned than the monetary value of any gift. IME, we are all quicker to say when something is going wrong than when it is going right, so positive letters to everyone are all the more precious.

MigratingCoconuts Sat 16-Jul-11 09:12:15

absolutely right teacher!!

vividgingerchilli Sat 16-Jul-11 09:14:26

we've got a plan. We're going to get a nice, but plain box and DC is going to decorate it and write them a note. Hobby craft have sturdy hexagonal ones.
We might, finances permitting, put a few little goodies in it on some nice tissue paper - chocolate bar, a nice soap something like that.
Then they can use the box to keep things in afterwards.
Does that sound good?

MigratingCoconuts Sat 16-Jul-11 09:28:49

perfect! smile

vividgingerchilli Sat 16-Jul-11 09:49:42

Sorted. Gift idea planned, and email been sent to the chair of governors - with my parent hat on since I am a governor too. Ta very muchly everybody.

bigTillyMint Sat 16-Jul-11 09:55:37

How nice to hear such a positive story smile

letthembe Sat 16-Jul-11 10:03:21

really like the idea vividgingerchilli, my daughter is doing something similar for her teacher. I also loved reading your post, it gives me hope for my DS. Which year has he just finished?

Scholes34 Sat 16-Jul-11 10:34:08

Wine every time, though some of the teachers these days don't look old enough to drink.

MigratingCoconuts Sat 16-Jul-11 16:30:35

don't worry scholes, a couple of years in the profession will knock that out of them!

vividgingerchilli Sat 16-Jul-11 16:59:08

letthembe, year 1. What year is your DC in?
We've been and bought the boxes and some felt to line them with. They are each getting a little tube of hand cream, a large chocolate bar and the teacher is getting a book gift card for £5 as an extra.
DS is going to paint it as soon as I can be bothered to get off here and do it with him we've had a sit down after two hours as the pool.

MumblingRagDoll Sat 16-Jul-11 17:02:33

vivi How lovely. I dont have any ideas just wanted to say well done your DS smile I love a success story! You must be very proud.

letthembe Sat 16-Jul-11 17:32:09

Mine are Y2 and Y3. My DD has been creating a card this afternoon whilst DS had a friend here. Looking forward to a little wine tonight. smile

vividgingerchilli Sat 16-Jul-11 17:54:55

yes, i'll be indulging tonight as well I think. Have a good evening.

vividgingerchilli Sat 16-Jul-11 17:55:17

thank you ragdoll smile

SauvignonBlanche Sat 16-Jul-11 17:58:28

I always write to the Head / Governors if there's been something great.
This year's is getting a begrudged small box of Roses. wink

vividgingerchilli Sat 16-Jul-11 21:03:27

My DC's teachers are getting the aforementioned boxes because of how well they have done with DC#2, DC#1's teacher is getting a book voucher.

One of the subject teachers for DC#1 is horrible and they would not be getting anything if they were DCs class teacher, she has lied to me about what DC is like twice now and when asked for examples she has backed down and said she is confusing her with somebody else. DCs class teacher has told me to ignore whatever she says about DC because none of it is true, none of the parents have a good word to say about her!

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