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High School Teacher Gifts

Ok Pinterest, let me tell you something ok.  High School Teachers have feelings too you know.  It's the night before I go back to my classroom and I see countless teacher gifts being posted on how to get teachers to start off their year great.  Make that ELEMENTARY teachers.  Once you get to High School teaching status, apparently parents have become totally disengaged and no longer crafty.  This is probably in part due to the fact that their teenager has caused them to take up daily alcoholic drinking or be in a Xanax comas, so I suppose I can't put all the blame on the parents.

Here are some gems that some lucky teachers might be getting this year.


Here is my simple wish list

  1. Gum & Snacks.  I chew gum daily and I still think I'm professional.  I'm not blowing bubbles for crying out loud.  Also, I tend to bribe my kids with candy sometimes, so you buying me a big Cosco bag of it will save my wallet.
  2. Expo Markers.  Non-generic in fun colors.  I'm easy to please :) 
  3. Caffeine.  Must have daily.  I'd love to splurge on Starbucks everyday, but we don't have a drive thru and I'm usually running late so McCrap Cafe it is usually, although Tim Hortons coffee is yummy.
  4. Clorox wipes.  I go through these a lot considering the germ factory that my desks are. Hand Sanitizer is also a must have.
  5. Kleenex.  Non-generic. Again easy to please.
Eh, it really is ok that I don't get anything from my students.  I love my job and I love that I get a fresh start every year.  Cheers to the new year and I can't wait to get started!


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