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Christmas cards, yes or no?
Old 12-02-2019, 07:47 AM
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I have taught middle school (6th, 7th, and now 8th), for the last 7 years. Out of that, I think 4 or 5 times I have take the time to handwrite brief notes on Christmas cards and stick a mini candy cane with each one into envelopes for each of my 115 to 130 students.

This year is the worst year of my career, and I can honestly say that as a whole I don't like (I might even go so far as to say that I hate) the students I have this year.

I'm debating about doing the Christmas cards again. Whether or not all of the students appreciate them, I know that some do, and it makes me feel good to do it. However, my wife feels like this group of students don't deserve it, and that it's just that much more time and effort (and money) that I'm putting towards them, when there's been almost no respect shown to me this year.

Do I go with my gut (heart?) and do the Christmas cards for my students this year, or do I go with what my wife says and not put the time and money into it?

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