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Old 01-19-2020, 04:07 PM
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I will have a new teammate beginning this week, as the teammate out on maternity leave decided to stay home with her new (first) child.
I've met this teammate for all of 10 minutes, and know pretty much nothing about her. She's young, single, and just finished her teaching degree program in December.
What kind of small welcome gift could I give her? Maybe around $10?


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Old 01-19-2020, 04:10 PM
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Sticky notes and colored Flair pens.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:11 PM
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I always wanted a plant for my classroom but never bought one, so maybe a nice plant.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:17 PM
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That's so nice of you! Anything you get her will be appreciated. A stamp set maybe (like parent signature, great job, late, etc). I also like the sticky note and flair pen idea. Gum or candy? I'm always looking for a snack throughout the day
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How nice!
Old 01-19-2020, 04:17 PM
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You are so kind and welcoming to make this gesture.

I agree with sticky notes and Flair pens.


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Agree with Jackie
Old 01-19-2020, 04:38 PM
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A nice stamp that she will use for years to come would be great.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:48 PM
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I love Jackie's idea- a stamp is a great idea! I used to love stamps. Otherwise, sticky notes and/or fun pens is a great way to start. Or a "mental health" basket- some chocolates/microwave popcorn/hot chocolate packets or something?

That's very sweet of you- I'm sure she'll appreciate it!
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:22 PM
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I was also going to suggest flair pens or some other kind of nice pen. Most teachers appreciate nice office supply type stuff. When I was finishing my ST, my CT gave me a nice/pretty clipboard with flowers on it and TONS of stickers. I'm still using the clipboard to this day- 10 years later- and the stickers lasted me many years.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:52 PM
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Nice pens and chocolate!
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:06 AM
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I'd get her a small package of chocolate covered almonds from Starbucks with a pretty ribbon.


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Old 01-20-2020, 02:53 AM
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All the ideas given are perfect welcome gifts. And I'll add how very thoughtful of you.
You will make her feel welcome and part of the team
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:05 AM
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You are so thoughtful. I love the ideas given so far. I would maybe go with sticky notes, some nice pans, and some chocolates. I'm sure anything you decide will be appreciated.
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:12 AM
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I agree that Flair pens and chocolate would probably be appreciated.
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