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Does EVERYONE buy a gift however small for their teachers?

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PinkChick Tue 22-Jul-08 10:29:50

dd has bought (some of her own money/some of minesmile) lovely thoughtfukl but not majorly expensive gifts for her teacher, t.a and new teacher helper..we also took sweets in (only cos dp got loads for his birthday and we'll just eat themsmile for the children and some for staff room.

but one of my mindees who goes to nursery has today turned up with nothing, i understand not everyone can do something and doesn not have even spare pound to buy something, but maybe its just me, but id have thought even a little hand made card would be such a nice gesture?

so, im in a predicament, mindees teachers are really lovely, they taught my dd and i see them all the time due to still taking mindee there, would i be undermining mum if we were to make a little homemade card and maybe bake a few little cupcakes for him to take in so teachers could have one with cuppa this afternoon???

we have done things like this before, if we're baking we take some in etc, but didnt knw if thsi would seem 'off' as mum hadnt done anything/not wanted/able to do anything??

FluffyMummy123 Tue 22-Jul-08 10:30:47

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PeachyBAHons Tue 22-Jul-08 10:31:25

depends on the school

here yes

but as dh says

men wouldn'tt. men would say, on yer bike, you get paid don't you?'

PeachyBAHons Tue 22-Jul-08 10:32:34

yes i would do it too

PinkChick Tue 22-Jul-08 10:37:51

aw, good, id hate to think mindee was only one who turned up without anything and even at that age the other little ones will be saying 'what did you bring' as here its quite exciting for the children to get /make something, wrap it bring it in etc..plus theyll prob gets lots of lovely flowers and chocs, so something homemade might be a bit different..ok, we'll make them..thankssmile

herbietea Tue 22-Jul-08 10:40:42

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PinkChick Tue 22-Jul-08 11:01:14

ooh just remembered lolly pop lady as well!..will run out this afty and get her some chocs!

lizziemun Tue 22-Jul-08 11:04:39

DD1 has just finished preschool and i didn't get anything for the teachers, but i did get some books for the preschool.

PinkChick Tue 22-Jul-08 11:49:05

All made, mindee did lovely job, lots of toppingshmm..poor teachers teethsmile..picture on profile, just having lunch then finish off his cardsmile

PinkChick Tue 22-Jul-08 19:57:37

smilemindee was very proud of his "last day cakes"smile..and was showing all his friends them before they went in..teachers thought it was lovely to have something personal(although im sure they will enjoy the bottles of wine and chocs toosmile)
mum saw us going to school and asked us what we had but didnt say anything more?..never mind..at least she was ok with it and mindee was happy.

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