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    By SusanTeach

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    I don't like the way she responded to you, but I do have to agree with her. I know as a parent that I like for my child to see their teacher open their gift. They usually help pick out the gift, and it really thrills them to see the teacher open it.

    My students usually start bringing in gifts a few days before we're out for break. As I stand in the doorway to greet them, they hand me the present. Then they stand by my desk waiting for me to open it! It only takes a minute, so I always open it right then, make a huge deal out of it, hug/thank them, then remind them to get started on their morning work.

    I write out the thank you cards during my planning time that day, so they can take them home in their folder that night. Parents know I've seen/appreciate the gift, and the child is a happy camper. :)



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