Teachers' Gift-Giving Guide: Gift Ideas For an Elementary Student

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As a teacher, you become something like a parental figure to your students. The children spend so much time with you in a year that it’s not at all far-fetched to say that you’ve helped shape and influence what kind of person they’ll become when they grow up.

Needless to say, the bond between a teacher and her students is special. Your students might try to come up with some money to buy you a gift on your birthday or on special occasions like Christmas.

Similarly, you can also give them gifts to commemorate special events or milestones like at the beginning of the school year or at the last day of classes for the school year.


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What can I give as a gift to elementary students

Elementary students are at the age where they don’t tend to hold an item’s value at importance as much as they like the idea of getting a present. You might think getting a backpack for an elementary student is the best idea but you don’t really have to go that far.

You don’t have to get expensive gifts for your students. Instead, you should opt for gifts that they will treasure long after the elementary school graduation.


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For example, you can give some books before the elementary school spring break to encourage them to read more during their spare time. Look for ones especially written for children with illustrations and interesting stories. For more advanced readers, you can give them a collection of short stories that they can definitely read over and over again to improve their reading skills.


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At the end of the year, you can give them small items that will commemorate your year together. It can be inexpensive dollar store finds or a personalized elementary school graduation gift for graduating students. The important thing is to incorporate what you know your students will like depending on their maturity levels.

You can’t exactly give a lengthy, personalized letter to a student who won’t appreciate it or a miscellaneous-type item to a student who’s expecting something more personalized.