Giving your kids' classroom aide, therapists and other support people a gift is a wonderful way to thank them for all the hard work they’ve put in. They have a super hard job and the pay is crap (really, it’s shameful), so a little appreciation goes a long way - and unlike the teacher, they usually don’t receive a lot of gifts.
So whether it’s Christmas, the end of the school year or their birthday (heck, why not just randomly surprise them one day?) here's a bunch of cool ways to say thanks.
1. An interview scrapbook
- Miss Thompson is funny when...
- I like it when Miss Thompson does...
- Miss Thompson taught me to...
You might be surprised at some of the answers! Compile them into a scrapbook with drawings, photos or work samples.
3. A poem
4. A letter
5. A symbol of achievement
6. Gift vouchers
Okay this one’s not unique but everyone loves them, especially struggling grad students. Book stores, iTunes, movies, coffee shops, the supermarket (maybe a restaurant or hotel for those therapists that have been with you for a while) will all be appreciated.
8. Something for the home
9. Fuel card
10. Books and journals
11. Therapy toys or equipment
12. Something to carry therapy stuff in
13. Stationery supplies
15. Winter treats
16. Recipe book
And maybe the most useful one of all...
17. Letter to their employer
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