Sometimes it can be really hard to work out what to give them as a parting gift but I've made a few rules for myself that have worked.
First year & Second Year- Card from the students.
Third Year- Card from students, A Picture story book or two, hard cover when possible.
Fourth Year- Card from the students, a class photo and a Picture story book or my "Teacher Survival Kit".
Some of the more common items are:
-basket or bag that they can reuse for their classroom;
-a big bucket of chalk;
-coffee sachets, tea bags, mints, etc;
-stickers & stamps;
-pens, textas, crayons, etc;
-notebooks, planners, a diary;
-a big box of bubbles and a copy of Lauren's Self-Control Bubbles;
-award certificates, ribbons or bracelets.
Do you have any other great gift ideas? Leave your comments below.