Friday, November 6, 2009

No apples for teacher! -Buying Christmas (or other) presents

To parents,

Please try to give non apple themed presents to teachers this year. I may be a student teacher right now but I'm becoming increasingly aware just how many apple themed things people are giving to teachers, and just how many Etsy people are saying that their apple themed things would be good for teachers.

After 10 years, can you imagine how many apple themed things I'd have? I don't like apples *that* much.

And it's not that we don't appreciate the sentiment, because we do, but I have to admit to you now, that many of your presents are redistributed. I can't eat 15 boxes of chocolates by myself (don't stop giving it though, just asking you to understand that I might give some away). There's only so many Christmas themed things I have space for. ... and I have no idea what to do long term with the thing your child made me.

Please keep this in mind when you make your choices this year.

Thank you.

Chiara, and teachers everywhere.

p.s. Also please, teachers are given about 10 mugs a year- where do you think we keep them all? Nor do we want a framed photo of your child to put in our living room, even if he or she was a darling.


  1. LOL! I like your honesty :) I think gift cards or restaurant gift certificates would be great teacher gifts :) Hope you get something fun this year!

  2. I doubt I'll get anything this year because I finish 4 weeks before the end of school! But here's hoping for next year.

  3. I'm not a teacher, but my wife is. A lot of the stuff she gets is pretty boring, but it's the thought that counts. We still have a few Christmas ornaments she got from students years ago, but I don't ever remember her coming home with apples. Well, maybe she ate them!


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