With Summer quickly approaching, the last thing you probably want to think about is school. Whether you're the student or your child is the one in school, it's easy to want to put the last few weeks on auto-pilot and set your mind on beach days with a tropical drink in hand, or at least anything but school. But there are a few loose ends to tie up before you can run free — one of them being end of the year gifts for teachers.
It's a sort of unspoken rule of etiquette among parents and students that teachers should receive a few tokens of appreciation from their students at the end of the year . And, when you think of everything teachers do, it's really not too much to ask. In fact, according to the National Education Association, teachers work an average of 50 hours a week, at least 12 of which are uncompensated hours at home. And their work doesn't stop when the last bell rings at the end of the year. They'll spend their summer making lesson plans, teaching summer school, and generally not relaxing.
Although a gift certainly won't capture all of the gratitude a teacher deserves, it's a great place to start. Try one of these easy DIY's or opt for one of the store bought options to give your teacher an end of the year gift they'll love.