by Bec Oakley at snagglebox.com
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
Make your gift a souvenir of the time they've spent together. Prompt the kids to relive memories with questions about the things they've done over the year:
- 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.