Friday, September 4, 2009

Gifts for teachers

My son was telling me about the gifts the various boys in school brought for their teachers. In particular, he was telling me about two boys who brought the same gift, just in different sizes. One gave a 3-piece Ferrero Roche chocolate, whilst another gave a 20 piece box!!

I for one do not believe in giving BIG and EXPENSIVE gifts to teachers. I feel that the child has to contribute to it for it to be meaningful, and we usually try to make something for the teacher. If its cookies or cakes, my child will have to help out. And as for the cards, they make their own. Anyway, I hope the teachers do not treat the children according to the gifts that they get! Coz if they do, my kids must be ostracized by their teachers!!

I cant believe its the end of term 3 already. How fast the school year has gone by. Ten more weeks of school and the kids will be all mine for some 6 weeks. Yikes!!

Anyway to end the week, here's another joke:

It was at the end of the school year, and a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils.

The florist's son handed her a gift. She shook it, held it overhead, and said, "I bet I know what it is. Some flowers." "

That's right" the boy said, "but how did you know?"

"Oh, just a wild guess," she said.

The next pupil was the candy shop owner's daughter.

The teacher held her gift overhead, shook it, and said, "I bet I can guess what it is. A box of sweets."

"That's right, but how did you know?" asked the girl.

"Oh, just a wild guess," said the teacher.

The next gift was from the son of the liquor store owner. The teacher held the package overhead, but it was leaking. She touched a drop of the leakage with her finger and touched it to her tongue.

"Is it wine?" she asked.

"No," the boy replied, with some excitement.

The teacher repeated the process, taking a larger drop of the leakage to her tongue.

"Is it champagne?" she asked.

"No," the boy replied, with more excitement.

The teacher took one more taste before declaring, "I give up, what is it?"

With great glee, the boy replied, "It's a puppy!"

*Be responsible - do not give pets as gifts!!*


iml said...

The Moral Here: Smell before you Taste!!! Have a good weekend.

doc said...

yes, a self-made gift is more valuable than anything money can buy.

unless the teacher is!

bp said...

agree with u, it's what goes into the gift from the heart that counts most, n nothing beats homemade gifts! cookies we bake and cards the kids themselves draw are also what we try n give.