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Strangest "thank you teacher" gifts!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by harchie, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. purplepearlopal

    purplepearlopal New commenter

    Pink scented coathangers.... twice by the same parent... :|
     
  2. Jemmaz1

    Jemmaz1 New commenter

    Clumps of hair o_O:D
     
  3. zephrzephr

    zephrzephr New commenter

    I once got a cucumber that a child had grown in their garden for me. It was wrapped in kitchen roll and covered in mud!
     
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  4. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    i got a lovely gift bag this week. Full of ..... more gift bags!
     
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  5. efm

    efm New commenter

     
  6. efm

    efm New commenter

    Black pudding!
     
  7. Imtellingonyou

    Imtellingonyou New commenter

    Strangest one I received was from a Y5 girl and was Some red hair dye and a beard...
     
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  8. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    A Brussels sprout stalk for Christmas images.jpg
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    After a unit on rocks and soils, I was once presented with a 'rock' which turned out to be calcified dog excrement.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Oh and not a gift as such but I once turned up at a new school at the start of the summer to find a tank with 2 giant African land snails had been left for me by the previous teacher who had left.
     
  11. littlegetts

    littlegetts New commenter

    A bag of Satsumas
     
  12. gnomie_p

    gnomie_p New commenter

    Half a packet of chewing gum.
     
  13. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    You always read about those fancy schools in the south where teachers really do get expensive and fantastic gifts. Never worked in one.
    I've been given pens-as in packets of biros-a lot.
    And in my last year of teaching I got some chalk. So what, you might say. The school had chucked out all the blackboards by then.
    Off on a tangent...I wonder how many people on this forum have never used chalk?
     
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  14. thehawk

    thehawk Occasional commenter

    Cold slice of pizza from the night before. (Child said she was going to Pizza Hut and I said I liked pizza). My fault really.
     
  15. zippy88

    zippy88 New commenter

    I did get cans of pepsi years ago from a number of kids . Perfect present for me but when the kids recognise you're hooked on the stuff it says something .... Like cut down on it!
     
  16. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    That is actually very thoughtful. :)
     
  17. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I think that is a lovely present.
     
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  18. grasshopper2000

    grasshopper2000 Occasional commenter

    I got a cup cake this year. It was one from those cheap packets of un-iced cakes from a supermarket. But, the child had it unwrapped in the bottom of her pocket and was squashed and covered in hairs and bits of tissue!
     
  19. trinajoydavies

    trinajoydavies New commenter

    A jar of wrinkle cream. I was only 26! :(

    My best was a pat of hand made butter with my name on it accompanied by a butter paddle with my name carved on it. Loveliest family too.
     
  20. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    To be fair (and I'm not 26 anymore, so it might be different) but the jar of wrinkle cream is far more useful than a butter paddle!
     

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