A couple of years ago, my daughter’s teacher was retiring. I knew I wanted to send her off with something fantastic! I thought what could be better than having all her students make something for her. So, here is my teacher retirement gift idea!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
I created a Happy Retirement book for the kids to each write about what they think their teacher should do when they retire. I bound it in our workroom, but it can also be done at Staples if the school doesn’t have one.
The students had some very creative and overall completely sweet ideas of what she should do when she retired.
You can find the retirement book here.
We also collected money from anyone that wanted to donate towards her gift. We chose to get her a bunch of different gift cards now that she has time to enjoy them! I taped the gift cards to wooden skewers and placed them into some flowers I picked up from the grocery store. We ended up getting two since we had so many gift cards. She absolutely loved the book and got such a kick out of some of her student’s answers. Something that will be treasured always!
If you have a male teacher that is retiring, a plant is a great alternative to the flowers. My son had a male teacher last year, and this was the end-of-the-year gift we gave him. He mentioned to my son that the plant had doubled in size over the summer!
This would make a fantastic and memorable retirement gift for not just teachers, but aides, principals, custodians, secretaries, nurses, or librarians. A lot of different options!
I also made one more set if the beach theme isn’t for you. You can find that one here.
And if you have a student teacher, we have some great gift ideas for them too here!
Happy gift giving!
See you next time!