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#1993830 - 12/02/12 07:28 PM Christmas present time...
Beth_Frances Offline
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Registered: 02/14/12
Posts: 247
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
It's the first day of the last week of teaching before Christmas, and already I've had some lovely gifts. A box of cookies that came in a wind up musical box that plays "Silent Night", a beautiful necklace with a white stone that has a treble clef in the middle surrounded by tiny kangaroos, and

...an angry birds cookie jar. Now I, probably like many of you, have been through a period of being addicted to the game. It's a great time waster. And the cookie jar is really cool. But, seeing as it was picked out by a student/teenager I don't have a great rapport with, I can't help feeling like it's a bit of a backhanded present lol. My partner thinks I'm being overly sensitive, which I probably am. Any of you ever had a present from a student where you've gone "hmmm..."?

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#1994121 - 12/03/12 12:22 PM Re: Christmas present time... [Re: Beth_Frances]
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Registered: 04/19/12
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Loc: Manitoba, Canada
To be quite honest, I think if a student remembered to give their piano teacher a Christmas gift at all, it's a bonus! I've had some students for 4/5 years, and have yet to receive even a Christmas card. I've had some strange gifts though... antique-style scarves that I would never wear (I'm in my early twenties), and many others...

Most of my students are smart though... I usually wind up with about $300-worth of Tim Horton's gift cards, so that my coffee addiction will never go unfed laugh

#1994207 - 12/03/12 03:54 PM Re: Christmas present time... [Re: Beth_Frances]
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Oh no, don't get me wrong, gifts aren't expected, and I too have kids I've taught for years who don't give me a card. I guess I just thought it was kinda funny, in a profession that is stereotyped as being full of grumpy people, to get something "Angry Birds" themed. Maybe it's just my brain that makes those kinds of connections. I love it though, it's a quirky fun gift.


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