Always wondering “What are teacher’s favorite gifts?” Simply download and print this helpful survey and have your child’s teachers fill it out. This will let you know exactly how to appreciate them throughout the school year!
At the beginning of the school year, the room mom in my son’s class had this teachers fill out a simple list of their favorite things. She then emailed it to all the parents and I thought this was such a brilliant idea!
The favorite things list was very comprehensive and included our teacher’s favorite snacks, favorite beverages, and gift cards. This is absolutely gold when it came time for birthdays and Christmas gifts. In fact, I so appreciated this list that I decided I needed to make one as well.
That way, I have a form to use for next year, as well as to hand out to his extracurricular teachers such as sport coaches, music teachers, and foreign language teachers!
This Teacher’s Favorite Things Printable can be used not just for you kid’s homeroom teachers, but even for extracurricular activities like soccer coaches, piano teachers, and more! This list tells me exactly what each teacher likes and dislikes so I don’t have to guess, and (worse), give an unwanted gift!
What Do Teachers Love the Most?
Teachers, as amazing as they are, are human themselves. So it’s really hard to say what they love the most and be able to apply that answer to every single teacher. We humans all have different interests, habits, likes, and dislikes. Teachers are exactly the same!
By using this Teacher Favorites Survey, you can take the guesswork out of what they really like. Simply download and print (or email) the form, and ask the teachers to tell you a little bit about themselves. Your kids’ teachers will feel so appreciated and encouraged when they receive a few of their favorite things
Teacher Favorite Things Printable At a Glance
You will find the following favorites on this form:
- Hot Drink
- Cold Drink
- Sweet Treat
- Salty Treat
- Gift Card
- Fast Food Restaurant
- Sit-Down Restaurant
Additionally, there is a little section for teachers to list their classroom wish list as well as any allergies or dislikes that they may have.
Teacher Favorite Things PDF IN BLACK & WHITE
Don’t have a colored printer? I’ve got you covered! The Teacher Favorite Things Printable Questionnaire is also available in black and white. It’s a more simple design for those who prefer a minimalist look. No colored graphics, but the questions are exactly the same.
This is also available in the MindyMakes Free Resource Library. See instructions below on how to download.
Teacher Favorite Things FORM: How to DOwnload
Type in the password to enter the Resource Library. Once you are in, the first thing you will see the index. All the downloads are listed in alphabetical order.
Scroll down to the letter “T” and click on it. This will jump to the letter T section
Under section T, click on the link “PRINTABLE: Teacher Favorite Things” and it will open up the PDF file for you to download.
Hand Out the Teacher Favorite Things Survey
Once you download the file, you can print it out and hand it to the teachers, or you can email it to the teachers for them to fill out and return back to you.
Whether you are going to give a physical copy of the questionnaire or email a digital one to the teacher, you can attach a note like the following:
Dear [TEACHER’S NAME],
My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am [YOUR CHILD’S NAME]’s mom. We are so excited to be part of your class this year and would love to get to know you a little bit better. Please fill out the following form and return it to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you so much!
Sincerely, [YOUR NAME]
Feel free to tweak the text so it fits your personality and role. You can include things like “please return it to me by….” or “please email it to…”The email template is just there as a guide to help you get started.
Then…Share the WeaLTH!
Once you receive the teacher’s response, be sure to send it to all the parents in your class! Whether you are a room mom or just a helpful parent, other parents and caregivers would also love this valuable wealth of information. That way, no one has to guess what gifts to get the teachers.
Trust me, as a mom on the receiving end of these type of lists, I am super duper appreciative of the parents who take the time to do this and share it with me!
Special Occasions to Send Teacher Appreciation Gifts:
- Christmas or Other Special Holiday
- Teacher’s Birthday
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- Last day of School
Other Ways TO Appreciate Teachers
Want to show your teachers a little love with something simple? Check out the following post on how to make a cute succulent gift. Comes with free printable thank you tag to brighten their day!
That’s all guys! I hope you enjoyed this printable. Let me know in the comments below if there are other types of printables that would be SO helpful right now.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE:
- Subscribe to the MindyMakes Email list. You will then receive an email with the password. Please allow up to 30 minutes for the email to arrive. If you still don't receive, check you spambox. (see note 1)
- Enter the password (simply copy and paste from the email) to enter the MindyMakes Resource Library.
- In the index, scroll down to the letter "T" and click on it. This will take you directly to the section where the Teacher Favorite Things Printable is located
- Under section T, click on the link "Free Printable: Teacher Favorite Things" and it will open up the PDF file for you to download.
- Print out the form and hand it to your teachers or email the PDF to the teachers. I recommend sending a note with specific instructions (such as "please return by date", "please email back to", etc), if you have any.
- Once you receive the response, share with other parents in the class. They will SO appreciate it!
- Send gifts of appreciation on special occasions (teacher's birthday, Christmas, teacher appreciation week), or just anytime throughout the year!
Note 1: Sometimes the email with the password gets lost in cyberspace. Please don't hesitate to contact us at: [email protected] for further assistance!
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