Gifts for Teachers and Tutors
We are not supposed to give a gift to our teachers at our public elementary school but, shh!, I always do. Discretion is important as is a low-key but thoughtful gift. Capability:Mom has more ideas for teacher and tutor gifts too!
Felix Doolittle pocket mirror for purse, $12
The perfect little gift for a teacher or tutor. It is available in many other designs but this playful frog is my favorite!
Picture Books as Teacher Gifts
Perfect Picture Book for a Teacher Who Changes Lives
Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
In real life, Mr. Falker helped Patricia as a child overcome her dyslexia to learn to read. All teachers of any grade deserve to have this book in their collection. My kids loved hearing it read aloud to them in 5th grade.
Art Teacher Picture Book Present
The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco
If you need a present for an art teacher, this would be the perfect picture book!
A Present for a Principal
Mr. Lincoln’s Way by Patricia Polacco
Mr. Lincoln has a special gift with kids and, in this case, find a way to reach and transform a bully.
Mr. Tanen’s Ties by Maryanne Cocca-Leffler
A principal’s job is not an easy one! Give this book to your principal. It was inspired by a real principal who must have a pretty awesome tie collection!
Picture Book for Teacher About to Get Married
Lily’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes
If your child’s teacher is getting married and your kid talks about going to the wedding (invited or otherwise), this is the perfect picture book! Lily’s beloved teacher is getting married and she hopes she will be the flower girl. Alas, the bridal couple has a little niece to do that but Lily and her class are invited to the wedding. When the little flower girl freezes at the ceremony, Lily knows just what to do! (She’s been practicing for a long, long time!).
The 12 Days of Shopping
Monday, December 3: Personalized Gifts, Hers and Mine.
Sunday, December 9: Husband, Me (Our Own List), CapabilityMom’s List
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