Monday, July 16, 2018

Back to School Welcome Gift for Students

I want to preface this quick post by saying....students don't NEED gifts. Please don't feel pressured and feel like you have to give students gifts to start building relationships. Building relationships start with a smile, a greeting at the door, a welcome hug, an endearing statement, a handwritten note, etc. 

I just like to give something small because I am someone who's love language is giving gifts to others. It is what I enjoy. So, every year I am on the hunt to find practical, inexpensive ways to welcome the next class of students that I will be sharing my life with. 

For the past several years, I have purchased the three packs of mini composition books and mechanical pencils for my back to school gifts. I kept it under $12, because I simply could not and cannot afford anything more than that. That is just a quick idea that worked for me and may work for you as well! You can grab the gift tag for free here. 

This year, I happened to be walking through the Back to School displays at Walmart and noticed a bin of colored jumbo erasers that were 5 for $1. I quickly realized that I would be able to spend less than $6 on these, and the students would be able to use them for a long time in the classroom! I scooped them up and made a tag to correspond with them. 

I want to say a special thanks to everyone on Instagram that helped me come up with sayings for these. As promised, here is the freebie gift tag that you can use should you want to do this for your students as a back to school gift this year. You can find the printable here.

Much love, 

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