Teachers make a great impact on the life of their students. They can be compared to a potter who moulds beautiful pottery. They initiate children into the world of words. They build the future hence when it comes to gifts for them it too has to be special. What could we possibly give a teacher to show our appreciation?
In the Indian tradition the teacher is considered as a god. When I think of a special gift for a teacher the first thing would be giving the respect and reverence he or she well deserves all the other gifts come secondary. But when presenting something as a token of appreciation there are many things that can show your love to your teacher.
A copy of his or her favorite book, or a DVD that contains your teacher’s favorite songs or movies. But there is nothing more special to a teacher than something that has a personal touch to it. If you have good writing skills, put pen to paper and gift a poem or a short story describing your teacher and what he or she means to you.
Make a PowerPoint presentation as a class letting your teacher know how she has influenced and inspired you. You could also borrow a DVD of a classic like “To Sir with Love” and watch it along with your teacher. Make a card with each student writing a few words of gratitude. Bring out the best in you to give the best to your teacher. There is nothing more dear to a teacher than the love and affection of his or her students it’s something they look forward to and cherish. Let the teacher know that his or her efforts are acknowledged, appreciated and valued by you as a student and/or parent.
If you do not know the teacher well, consider giving classroom supplies. Your child’s teacher likely has to buy many of the items that are in his or her classroom. Some sets of markers or a case of glue sticks could be very beneficial.