The school year is about to end, and I thought of sharing what I know as to when it’s appropriate to give a teacher a gift. End of school year is one occasion when it is okay, beside holiday time and during teacher appreciation week. On the other hand, you should avoid birthdays, and those days when report cards are about to come out. This way, your child won’t look like he/she is a grade grubber.
As far as the manner of giving the gift is concerned, it should be presented to the teacher discreetly by simply leaving the gift on the teacher’s desk with a card.
A present that is something small, inexpensive and not too personal is preferred.