Get to know your child’s teacher this year with My Teacher’s Favorite Things Questionnaire. Learning a little bit about your child’s teacher from the start will make gift giving a breeze throughout the course of the school year.
It’s hard to believe that Back to School time is here. Our son Zach is already in his third week of the new school year. Living in Florida, we are used to finishing up our school year earlier than most states, usually at the end of May or first week of June. On the flip side though, we go back way sooner than everyone else which can be kind of a bummer.
Whether your kids are already back to school or will be starting after Labor Day next week, My Teacher’s Favorite Things Questionnaire is the perfect free printable to stick in your child’s backpack. It’s a fantastic way to get to know their teacher’s likes and dislikes from the start of the school year.
As much as I’d like to take credit for this awesome idea, I must give credit where credit is due and tell you that my bestie, Kristen, is the mastermind behind this printable. We were chatting a couple of weeks ago on her way home from work. She keeps me up-to-date on the teaching world (I still consider myself a teacher!), and I vent to her about the crazy world of blogging.
On this particular day, I was trying to come up with future post ideas that people would actually read and find useful. It seems like an easy concept to grasp but you’d be amazed at how hard it is to find that one idea that gets people’s attention.
It’s a constant battle to find that “perfect” story every time I sit down to write.
Although these posts have all been extremely successful over time, the one post that went viral on Pinterest almost instantly was titled, The One Gift All Teachers Will Appreciate.
I wrote this post during Teacher Appreciation Week when parents were searching all over Pinterest for gift ideas to give their child’s teacher. Some of the gifts looked so extravagant and time-consuming. I felt bad for all those parents who were trying to create handmade gifts when there really wasn’t a need for it.
To save those parents, I wrote a post from a teacher’s perspective on what we really want as teachers but won’t ask for. The post was a huge success!
After reminding Kristen of this post, a light bulb went off in her head and the idea for this free printable was born. She’s such a smart girl! No wonder why I keep her around.
Gift giving is so much easier when you know what someone wants. It’s nice to know you are giving someone something that they will actually use. No one wants to buy a gift for someone only to have them throw it out or give it away. What a waste of money in my opinion.
My Teacher’s Favorite Things Questionnaire can be found in my free resource library. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this post to receive the password and obtain instant access to the printable and so much more.
What if my child already started school?
I have two options for you.
- The first option is to print it anyway and send it in with your child to give to their teacher. It’s still the first few weeks of school and really not a big deal to send in the questionnaire like normal.
- The other option is to bring it in and hand it to the teacher directly when you attend Open House. I’m a huge believer in attending Open House and fostering a relationship with your child’s teacher. I wrote about this in my series, 5 Simple Ways to Organize Your Student for a Successful School Year.
As a teacher, I can tell you that I would be so grateful to any parent who took the time to really learn about me and what I like. To receive a gift that was thought out and picked just for me would make me feel so loved and appreciated.
Before I go, I want to give a tremendous THANK YOU to all the parents who support teachers. We appreciate you just as much. You make my heart smile!
Good luck and I hope everyone has a wonderful school year!
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