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I’ve started thinking about holiday gifts for the girls’ teachers. Here are a few of my ideas so far…I’m trying to keep it practical and useful.

A gift certificate to Barnes & Noble: For kids’ books, or for the teachers’ own enjoyment! What could be better than a latte and a good book? I just finished this, (opens in a new window)and it was great (long…but very interesting!)

A gift certificate to our local teacher supply store: It’s a store that sells Happy Grams, cute pencils, stickers, erasers, games, art supplies, and more. I’m sure both teachers shop there, and for once they wouldn’t have to use their own money!

A classroom game or two for indoor recess: We love to play games at our house; our favorites right now are Blokus (opens in a new window), Pictionary, Jr. (opens in a new window), and Boggle (opens in a new window) — although we play that without the timer.

I like magazine subscriptions too, but I wonder how useful just one copy would be for a teacher. I think at least one of them has magazines as part of her classroom library, so maybe it would work. I wrote about our favorites here.

A pretty good list for early December (I’m a notorious last-minute shopper!). If you have any great ideas for gifts for teachers, please comment away!

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Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.

Publication Date
November 29, 2007

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