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Leaving present ideas for PGCE placement school/class/children?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by iofox, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. iofox

    iofox New commenter

    Hello,
    I've had a really good first placement & need some ideas of things to buy for the school & the class to thank them for their support.
    Any clever ideas?:)
     
  2. iofox

    iofox New commenter

    Hello,
    I've had a really good first placement & need some ideas of things to buy for the school & the class to thank them for their support.
    Any clever ideas?:)
     
  3. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    Nothing clever, but I baked some goodies for the staff room when I left my first placement.
     
  4. bigpig

    bigpig New commenter

    Check with the class teacher, but I bought pencils and lollies. Pound shops usually do lots of sparkly or fancy pencils cheaply and buy a bag of lollies. Just something simple.
    A box of chocs or biscuits or home baking always goes down well with the staffroom if you want to buy them anything.
    For the class teacher/TAs you could get them flowers or chocs.
     
  5. Check with the class teacher. It also depends on the culture of the school.
    In my first placement school, I gave my pupils a pencil each - the BIC type that you click to get extra lead through + rubber on top. This was partly because they NEVER seemed to have a sharp pencil & rubber to hand when necessary! There was a special offer on them in WH Smith's. They were a success by all accounts.
    The second & third schools (yes, I did 3) were in more affluent areas - think Chelsea tractors and Nannys dropping the darlings off in the morning. No "good-bye" pencils. In fact, nothing, just my best wishes & expensive chox for the lovely staff who supported me.
     

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