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Old 04-30-2009, 10:23 AM
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I have the feeling that this is more of a public-school celebration. My kids are in parochial school and "Teacher Appreciation Week" is never mentioned. They do have a "Teacher Appreciation Day" another time in the year but it is not a gift-giving occasion. Usually the PTA makes a nice breakfast or lunch for the teachers on that day.

At the end of the year we give the teachers a small gift. Often a gift card to a bookstore. I haven't met a teacher yet who didn't enjoy those. If I know the teacher enough to know a different preference (such as, she likes to garden--I get her a plant) then I might do something different. But as the daughter of a longtime teacher, I know that my mom used to come home with all sorts of "stuff" she would never use. She tried to find ways to donate it or give it away to someone who would enjoy it.
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