ProTeacher Community - View Single Post - Did I Give a Weird Gift?
View Single Post

Did I Give a Weird Gift?
Old 05-07-2017, 11:59 AM
Clip to ScrapBook #1


I'm not sure this is the right place to post this, but I'm not sure where else it would go. I just finished up my senior internship in a 3rd grade classroom, and the team I worked with was wonderful. We often would order food and eat together as a team. My directing teach got to leave to pick up the food since I was there to watch the class. The team joked about how they would miss me because now no one would be able to leave to pickup food. As a thank you gift, I bought gift cards to Dunkin' Donuts that would pay for the whole team to have coffee and donuts. I put the cardboard tags that showed how much the gift cards were for in the thank you note I left, and put the actual gift cards in my wallet. I explained in my card that I kept the gift cards so that on a day and time of their choosing I would pick up the coffee and donuts and deliver it to the school. I didn't want to just promise them coffee and donuts, because I thought they would probably never feel comfortable contacting me about it. I thought if they could see that I bought the gift cards, then they would know I really intend to deliver the gift. Now I'm feeling concerned that perhaps I should have just actually given them the gift cards. I just knew that no one would be able to comfortably leave to go pick up the food. I'm going to contact my directing teacher next week to offer a couple days that I could come so she doesn't have to be the one to reach out. Was this a weird or inappropriate gift? I was trying to give something I knew they would enjoy that had a connection to the time I spent there.

  Reply With Quote

Copyright © ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.