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  1. Opher
    October 19, 2016 @ 7:05 am

    Words of appreciation are enough. And it shouldn’t stop with Primary school either. Let your hard-working teachers know you appreciate their efforts. It makes all the hard work seem worthwhile.

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    • Bethany Edwards
      October 19, 2016 @ 7:24 am

      Very true; a few kind words to a teacher of any age make all the difference on some days! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Brian
    April 25, 2017 @ 12:09 am

    You just need to spend an hour in class with my 6-year old to realize that teaching is one of the hardest jobs there is. It is a very demanding job and any kind of motivation is good.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 25, 2017 @ 12:12 am

      I agree. The sacrifice teachers make is incredible. We need to do our part to make them feel appreciated!

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  3. ShootingStarsMag
    April 25, 2017 @ 2:21 am

    When I was a student, I really loved bringing in gifts for my teachers. I don’t have children of my own YET but this is something I hope to do a lot more with them. Teachers do a lot, and we should give back – even in little ways.

    -lauren

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 25, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

      Hi Lauren, I am glad you have ideas for the future. I had many people come in my class to talk about their careers to inspire the little ones and they didn’t necessarily have kids. Girls at age 5-6 are already developing their attitudes towards what they think women are capable of and it’s usually that they aren’t as capable as boys. The more amazing female role models out there kicking booty they see, the better!

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  4. Mini
    April 25, 2017 @ 4:00 am

    This is such a nice article! I loved reading it and got into the memory lane of my school days.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 25, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

      Thanks for commenting! Glad to hear it brought back good memories!

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  5. Amanda Mason
    April 25, 2017 @ 5:09 am

    What a great post! I especially loved “BUY AN EDUCATIONAL MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE CLASS OR THE TEACHER.”

    I’ve often thought about buying my kiddos teacher a gift card to michaels or hobby lobby to help with the expenses of class decor.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 25, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

      Great idea! All teachers want to decorate the class in amazing and fun ways!! Thanks for commenting!

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  6. Anni
    April 25, 2017 @ 1:52 pm

    My husband is a teacher and I think these are all great ideas! Thank you for a wonderful post!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 25, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

      High five to your husband!! Teachers are heroes! Thanks for commenting!!

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  7. Pam Avoledo
    April 25, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

    I think writing a personal note is best. Teachers are so underappreciated nowadays.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      April 26, 2017 @ 12:15 am

      Handwritten notes are so rare, they are pure gold. Thanks for commenting!

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  8. Elena Zahir
    May 5, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

    These are such sweet suggestions! I’ll keep them in mind for the future, thanks for sharing 🙂
    xx Elena
    http://www.elenazahir.com

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 5, 2017 @ 4:53 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them!

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  9. Sarah B
    May 5, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

    I love the educational magazine idea because it benefits the teacher and the students! Great post and ideas!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 5, 2017 @ 4:53 pm

      Are usually grab one subscription for my daughter and one for the class and it truly makes a teacher so incredibly happy. Kids are so visual so magazines are perfect for reluctant readers.

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  10. Katie
    May 5, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

    I remember my mom sending little gifts in with me for my teachers growing up- those gifts truly weren’t thanks enough for those amazing people! Thanks for the reminder of how important it is to appreciate our teachers!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 5, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

      What a good mama. I know so many parents nowadays who only communicate with teachers when there is something to complain about.

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  11. Danielle
    May 5, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

    I love the idea of sending in coffee! My teacher friends will love this!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 5, 2017 @ 4:51 pm

      Coffee makes the world go round!

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  12. Evelyn Reese
    May 6, 2017 @ 2:52 am

    I love this post. My granddaughter prek 4 teachers were so excited when I brought them coffee a few times during the year, Being a teacher is not an easy job and I always appreciate them with gifts. As a former Preschool Director, I made sure my teachers had something special everyday during Teachers Appreciation Week. I coordinated with my parents to get it all set up. Thanks

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 6, 2017 @ 11:38 am

      That is wonderful!! Leadership is where it starts for teacher morale. I always say teachers will do anything for you if you bring in a small token of appreciation.

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  13. Dawn @ dawnlioutas.com
    May 8, 2017 @ 11:43 pm

    As a teacher, I can say these are all wonderful suggestions. I know every time we walk into the staff room and there are treats for the teachers brought in my parents it makes everyone’s day a little brighter.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      May 8, 2017 @ 11:47 pm

      Cheers to you fellow teacher. The trenches are tough but we never give up! Thanks for your comment!

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