Give the gift of encouragement and friendship to your students for Valentine's Day!
Right before Christmas, I found myself struggling to find a meaningful gift to give my students for $1 a student. I love them dearly, but $25 at every holiday for a gift they only halfway appreciate the moment I hand it to them doesn't seem like good use of my money.
I thought long and hard about something meaningful that they would sincerely appreciate - homemade cookie? A handwritten note? One of the cute-sy Pinterest treat bags with a gimmicky saying on it? Then, it hit me. As we've rounded the corner from returning from Christmas break into the new semester, my students have gotten really comfortable with me and each other. Issues have arisen - things like bullying, excluding friends, rumors, etc. What better gift to give than one that helps deal with these issues, is basically FREE for me to prepare for them, and is something that will last longer than just the day its given!
I am excited to give this gift of encouragement and friendship to my students. I hope you find it meaningful, too. If you try it out, please leave some feedback and let me know how it went :) Happy Valentine's Day!