End of term dilemma
It’s coming up to the end of the school year already which means we’re back to the final day of term tears and teacher’s gifts!
Last year Kayleigh had only been at school for a few months so it was all new to us.
It was hard watching some of the children sobbing on their last day as they left the pre-school knowing it was their last day. I felt like giving them all a cuddle!
This year is going to be even harder though as 23 of the 36 children are moving on to school leaving just a few of Kayleigh’s friends behind with her. I’m sure she is going to notice they are upset, she may even get upset herself but its going to be my job to reassure her that she will see them again (even if it’s just over the school fence!). This time next year though it will be her heading into infant school; when did she get so grown up!?
Also it means we need to look at getting the staff something for the end of term. I think last year i just brought some wine for them all to share. Now we’ve got to know them better, I suppose we really should be looking to get them something a bit more personalised.
The thing is we are on an extremely tight budget and there is eight of them. So what exactly do you buy?
If you buy one gift, I feel like they have to work out who takes what home. Then is the challenge of buying chocolate of biscuits or wine? Or do I go down the route of getting them all something? This could start to get really expensive!
I did think of getting them all a little chocolate and maybe making personalised cards for each of them from Kayleigh – cheap and personal.
What terrifies me is stories I read where people buy jewellery and expensive gifts for their teachers – that doesn’t really happen, does it?
What do you do on the end of term? Do you buy something or make something?