Teacher gifts during quarantine

My daughter’s kindergarten teacher has really gone above and beyond for her students this year; especially during the past six weeks of online learning. I feel compelled to do something for her. Hopefully she’s not reading this or the gig is going to be up.

Maybe you find yourself in a similar situation. You want to thank your child’s teacher for their dedication and hard work during this unprecedented time, but you don’t know how.

I have an idea!

Here’s my plan. I have access to most of my daughter’s classmate’s parent’s emails or phone numbers. I’m going to contact them and ask if they’d be interested in teaming up to get the teacher a gift card. They can Venmo me however much they’d like to contribute and then on a given cut off date I will order an Amazon e-gift card for the teacher.

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Here’s where I think it could get even better.

In the email with the link to her gift card I will include a flip grid link. When I ask parents to voluntarily contribute to the gift card I will also ask them to record themselves and their child saying thank you on a short flipgrid video. Then when the teacher gets the gift card, she can click on the link and see all of the parents and students showing her how much they appreciate her!

I think this should be pretty simple to organize and really make this teacher feel special.

If you try it, let me know how it goes @ATeachersGuide on Twitter!

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I am a National Board Certified educator currently teaching in Virginia. I have taught the following: English 9, 10, 11, and 12 (on academic, collaborative, and honors levels); Dual Enrollment English; Mass Communications, Yearbook, Newspaper, and Communications Technology. I have experience in five different school systems, four in Virginia and one in Maryland. I served as my school’s 2019 Teacher of the Year and was a top five finalist for the Teacher of the Year for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I am passionate about recruiting and retaining quality educators in our public schools. Let me help you find your path to changing lives through teaching!

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