10 Teacher Gift Ideas for under $10

Over the years we've had lots of people ask the question, "What should I get my child's teacher for a Christmas gift?" We realize that all parents have different Christmas budgets and a lot of parents don't have a lot of extra money at Christmas time. Here is a list of 10 different gift ideas you child's teacher will LOVE! And great news... they are all less than $10! 



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1. Pack of Sharpies
Believe me, all teachers love Sharpies! The more colors, the better! This 24 pack is selling on Amazon right now for only $9.99! This is a great deal and would look so cute all wrapped up with a bow!


2. Flair Pens

Along the same lines as Sharpies, Flair pens are the perfect teacher pen! They write so smooth, don't bleed through pages, and make grading and planning more fun! 


3. Cute water bottle

It's always nice to have a new water bottle around! As a teacher I always had my water bottle filled with cold ice water by my side. You can fill the inside with some candy or add a little vinyl lettering to the outside to make this a gift your teacher will love.


4. Bath Bomb Gift Set

What teacher wouldn't want to spend their Christmas break relaxing in the tub?! Bath bombs are my favorite because they smell amazing and make relaxing so much fun. 


5. Cute Notebook
A cute notebook can be used for so many things. Add a colored pen and this gift would be very much appreciated.


6. Amazon Gift Card


Chances are that if you get your teacher an Amazon card, they will most likely spend in on their classroom. Specifically new books for their classroom! You can never go wrong with an Amazon gift card!


7. New Office Supplies




Now that it's half-way through the school year, your teachers supplies are probably starting to run low. A pack like this would be a fun surprise!



8. Mr. Sketch Markers

Something about scented markers make teachers swoon! And, bonus, this pack is listed as 50% off right now!


9. iTunes Gift Card


iTunes gift cards are perfect because teachers can use them to buy audio books or apps for their iPads for students to use. 


10. Cute Clipboard



You can never have too many cute clipboards! For a cheaper option, buy a regular clipboard and personalize it for your teacher with scrap book paper and some embellishments. 


Bonus:

When in doubt, a nice hand-written card and a $5 or $10 gift card is a great option for a teacher gift! I always appreciated a movie gift card, restaurant gift card, or a shopping gift card. The dollar amount on the card never mattered to me, it was about being able to  have a night out with my husband or friends and relax. Teaching is stressful and the simple act of saying, "Thank you for all you do, please enjoy a night out," always meant the world to me!


Teachers, which of these gifts would you most like getting?
What else would you add to this list? 

Cyber Monday TpT Sale!


It's that time of year again! Let's fill up our TeachersPayTeachers carts with ALL THINGS HOLIDAY for our classrooms (plus whatever else you want.... maybe I need more clipart?). 


Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Cyber Monday sale! Use code CYBER2016 to save up to 28%!





Natalie has a Holidays Around the World pack for upper graders too! It is a fun Webquest that can integrate technology and ELA into your holiday celebrations. 


This 'Holidays Around the World' pack is the perfect way to mix technology integrated lessons, online research, and the fun holiday season! Your students will love using your computers or iPads to learn more about how different countries celebrate holidays in different parts of the world. 

A webquest is a fun way for students to conduct online research projects. Students will use inquiry-based learning to complete the six steps of a webquest: introduction, task, process, resources, evaluation, and conclusion.



Want your students to write a letter to Santa this year? Turn it into a persuasive Christmas essay! This Dear Santa writing project is aligned to the Common Core State Standards! In our state (Utah!), all 5th graders take a persuasive writing assessment at the end of the year. This is a perfect way to introduce or practice writing those persuasive essays.  Your students will love writing letters to Santa persuading him to add their name to the "nice list" this year! {Read more HERE!}



Do you teach American History? Try these American History Graphic Organizers!

THE PACK INCLUDES:
A Note to the Teacher
Teacher Instructions
Teaching Tips
Teaching Ideas
A pacing guide sample
4 student book cover page options
-2 color choices
-2 black and white choices (to save ink!)
Table of Contents
40 graphic organizers

 



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I can't believe we are already starting this pack TOMORROW!!!  I love teaching about Holidays Around the World (or HATW as I like to call it) and my students just soak it all up. 







Want to spread a little cheer at your school and in your classroom?  We've loved "RACKing"! Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (could go along great with an Elf on the Shelf)


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Can't do Christmasy things in your classroom or just want to do random acts of kindness all year?  Check out this Random Acts of Classroom Kindness pack that you can do all year round!
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And what about Guided Reading? Heaven forbid we talk about something other than Christmas? ;)
Teach Kinder or 1st Grade? 



Teach 3rd Grade?





Behind the Scenes: Holidays Around the World 2016

Each year I do my Holidays Around the World, I like to give you a sneak peek of what it looks like in my classroom. This year I will complete ALL 13 countries (available in my bundle)! Did you know I just updated this pack last week? It's new and improved for sure (with lots added).




Something I wanted to add in my unit was a complete EXPERIENCE that the students get! Play the sound of an airplane taking off, dress like a flight attendant, pass out the in-flight snack, and fasten your seat-belts!  The WORLD AIRLINES will take off in 3, 2, 1.




  I really wanted to talk about Netherlands on December 5th and Sweden on December 13th because those dates are important to their holiday. Many of the other holidays begin either before we start our unit of after...so the date that you introduce that country doesn't matter. I had to do a little rearranging to make it happen for those two countries, but it'll work!


This lesson plan template is also available in my pack!


These informational reading passages are EVERYTHING! It's nice to have all of the key points right there on one sheet of paper. SHOUT OUT  to my friend Carly who helped me!





Remember, in my pack, there is such a variety that each year you can change it up! You don't have to do all of the countries each year. The wonderful part about being the boss of applesauce is that you decided. With my new update of my pack this year, I've included more writing components and supplementals. It's JAM PACKED! Each country also has a reading passage to go with it so you can stop googling each country right before you "teach" it to your students (I'm talking to you Carly, hahah).  I've also included links to websites and books.... so I have pretty much done all the work for you. You're welcome. Kidding!!! ;) Kind of.

Here's a picture of just some of the extensions included:


Ok, ready to take a look? The best deal is the BUNDLED pack (which includes 13 countries). Or you can break it up and buy JUST Part 1 or JUST Part 2









Holidays Around the World

I'm so excited to finally update my Holidays Around the World Pack! I've added A TON of extension activities and fine-tuned what was already there. If you've already purchased any of my Holidays Around the World Packs (Part 1, Part 2, or the Bundle), go re-download! If you haven't purchased- I'll have them on sale until THIS SUNDAY ONLY!



      


Read about the BUNDLED pack (Part 1 and 2 combined):
Travel near and far to see a glimpse of Holidays Around the World. This is a great way to integrate the Christmas theme into your curriculum! There are 13 countries to learn about and a craftivity and/or game for each country.  This unit ties in literacy, social studies, art, writing, reading and even a little math. There's enough in this pack to use the whole month of December!




Countries included:
*Netherlands- (Clog Craft)
*Israel- (Dreidel Game)
*Germany- (Gingerbread Man Craft and Writing)
*Mexico- (Poinsettia Craft)
*Australia- (Koala Craft and Writing)
*Italy- (Broom Craft and Poem)
*England- (Stocking Craft and Card Writing)
*Sweden (Candle Craft)
*America Kwanzaa (Bead Bracelet)
*France (Game)
*Greenland (Santa Craft and Letter)
*India (Lamp Craft and Writing)
*America or Canada (Christmas Eve Craft, Rudolf Craft, Rudolf Mad Lib, and Writing)

Also Included in this pack:
Lesson Plan Template
Student Suitcase Cover
Passport
Maps
New Word Book
Airline Tickets
BINGO Review Game
Supplementals (KWL, web chart, fact writing, opinion writing)
Bulletin Board Letters and Graphic
Student Book (with fill-in-the-blank)
Country Posters (color and b/w included)
Informational Reading Passages (for each country)
Links to websites and books for each country



Click {here} to check out the bundle!



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