A Thoughtful and Meaningful First Teacher Gift
The very first time I realized this truth, I gulped. Hard. Are you ready for my love bomb? Here it is: Our kids end up spending more weekday awake hours with their teachers than they do with us.
After I got over my initial hand-to-heart childhood is so very fleeting moment because of this truth, I realized what a special place teachers hold in my heart.
Teachers, absolutely, make the world go round.
We entrust them with our littles and, in return, they give them education, support, leadership, love, and help in spades.
Which is why it’s so very hard to find the perfect teacher gift, amiright?
I know that most teachers will say, “gift cards!” when asked what gifts they’d most like to receive. But … I also know that most kids want to give their teachers an actual gift. The kind that can be wrapped. And tied with a bow. And opened with gusto.
Which is why I’m so excited to have found the most perfect teacher gift, I daresay, ever.
Because you know what else teachers love? Books. And not just kids’ books, but books for them.
There’s a brand new book on the bookshelf created specifically to celebrate the teachers in your life.
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Will Work For Apples is a thank you to the teachers who made a difference in your life and in your children's lives. It’s a love letter celebrating the special brand of heart required to teach our kids day in and day out.
Read: It’s all about teachers and it’s all positive.
This book includes stories from 39 different writers from across the globe all sharing their true stories of all of our real life heroes, teachers.
This brand new book is an anthology edited by the New York Times bestselling author Jen Mann and includes stories like: You Teach What?!?!; Sarcasm, Fart Jokes, and Other Reasons Why I'd Never Make It as a Middle School Teacher; Dear Rachel: Letter to a First Year Teacher; and so, so very much more.
Mann says, “Teachers have an impossibly hard job. We expect them to do everything! Educate our kids, tie their shoes, facilitate their arguments, grade their papers, sharpen their pencils, and more.” Isn’t that the truth?
“And when a teacher isn't doing all these things,” Mann goes on to say, “they're usually coming up with lesson plans, figuring out new technology, answering parent emails, and buying supplies for the classroom. All without anyone really noticing. I wanted to shine a light on all of the invaluable work that teachers do every day, and throw some humor in the mix as well.”
This book is such an incredible gem and, especially because it’s brand new, it’s the perfect gift for all the teachers in your — and your children’s — lives. Piano teachers, coaches, early childhood, preschool, and all the way to high school.
Trust me when I say this — as the daughter of two teachers and as a former teacher myself — get yourself a stack of these books to have on hand to gift to every teacher you know.
They couldn’t possibly deserve it more!