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    (Original post by Sam89)
    you can get halal haribos in Asda (should be available in tesco etc too!) I'm gonna get one of my year 7s (form I'm attached to) and one of my year 8's - they're so cheeky but I have this bond with them some sweets - the lower years seem to love sweeties. Haven't tried it with the 10's/11's yet but i'm sure they'd receive it well too
    Haha posted at the same time!


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    Haha posted at the same time!


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    hehe both said Asda too xD
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    (Original post by Sam89)
    WHAT on earth?

    We are human do these people not understand :\
    I don't think they knew she was in there tbh. She had to frantically call everyone to get out. Poor thing. It's my absolute worst nightmare.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    That is so cute! I actually awwed haha. I wish more people thought that like. I am an extreme gift giver myself. I think sometimes I give them to people and they think I'm weird for it. Like it was one of the trainees birthdays at school recently and I guess I don't know her THAT well but I remembered and got her a present and no-one else did so I felt a little awkward . But I do love giving them. I hate it when people don't seem to even acknowledge it though. Some people just grab it like "oh thanks" and then chuck it somewhere. I'll be giving my thank you chocs out to those I've spoken to and then an extra bottle of wine for my mentor (she loves wine so it makes sense). I love my year 7s to bits and I'd love to get them all something awesome but it really adds up when there's 32... :lol:
    Me too!
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    I don't think they knew she was in there tbh. She had to frantically call everyone to get out. Poor thing. It's my absolute worst nightmare.
    I have anxiety and OCD like yourself (saw mentioned that in another post) and being locked out made me feel so out of control - I started panicking! As a kid I'd always be worried if I had PE last period due to a fear of being locked in! But we live and we learn.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Thing is, I've gone down the Haribo route before, and it turns out they aren't halal, which isn't good in a school like mine :lol: . I'm going to go to Tesco so I will have a look out for those mini bubbles. I'm easily willing to spend £10 seeing as it's a one off and I love them.
    Yes, I usually have a reserve bag of mini Mars bars or similar. Any of the Tesco party bag fillers will do the trick at little cost. They have packs of four winner's medals for £1.50 as well. Always a winner. Especially with sixth form, I kid you not. The older the kid, the less sophisticated the toy is a golden rule. Older kids like reenacting childhood.
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    Looks like I'm off to Asda then. Thanks guys!

    A question I am toying with at the moment... what is the minimum amount of money (yearly) you would all want in order to be content with your income? I am interested in a job but it's 14k as it's term time only and I have to admit that it is bothering me.

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Looks like I'm off to Asda then. Thanks guys!

    A question I am toying with at the moment... what is the minimum amount of money (yearly) you would all want in order to be content with your income? I am interested in a job but it's 14k as it's term time only and I have to admit that it is bothering me.

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    Could you find summertime work to top up your income? NCS or summer schools might be an idea?

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Could you find summertime work to top up your income? NCS or summer schools might be an idea?

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    Yeah I guess I could. I just don't like the instability and insecurity of that.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    That is so cute! I actually awwed haha. I wish more people thought that like. I am an extreme gift giver myself. I think sometimes I give them to people and they think I'm weird for it. Like it was one of the trainees birthdays at school recently and I guess I don't know her THAT well but I remembered and got her a present and no-one else did so I felt a little awkward . But I do love giving them. I hate it when people don't seem to even acknowledge it though. Some people just grab it like "oh thanks" and then chuck it somewhere. I'll be giving my thank you chocs out to those I've spoken to and then an extra bottle of wine for my mentor (she loves wine so it makes sense). I love my year 7s to bits and I'd love to get them all something awesome but it really adds up when there's 32... :lol:
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    Me too!
    Personally, I really appreciate gifts. However, I get very uncomfortable when opening gifts in front of people, so I always put things to the side until I'm alone.
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    Looks like I'm off to Asda then. Thanks guys!
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    I don't know if Asda do party toys. Can only speak about Tesco.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Looks like I'm off to Asda then. Thanks guys!

    A question I am toying with at the moment... what is the minimum amount of money (yearly) you would all want in order to be content with your income? I am interested in a job but it's 14k as it's term time only and I have to admit that it is bothering me.

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    I worked in a school for about £15k (term time only, but longer hours than just the school day) and did a playscheme job in the holidays. Lots of people working there were TAs too. I can't speak for all of them obviously, but I always got the hours that I asked for (it was one for children with special needs), and it was reasonably well paid too (currently on about £7.20/hr), given that it's not generally a well-paid job
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    Sigh, need some serious motivation tonight!

    I've got my final university observation tomorrow, year 10 parents evening and a buck load of marking to get done! Already can't wait for tomorrow to be over!
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    (Original post by Samus2)
    Sigh, need some serious motivation tonight!

    I've got my final university observation tomorrow, year 10 parents evening and a buck load of marking to get done! Already can't wait for tomorrow to be over!
    Know the feeling, professional mentor observing me tomorrow last period followed by year 7 parents evening. Joy!
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    (Original post by Sam89)
    Guys please can someone suggest gifts for the following people;

    - Lovely TA who's been nothing but helpful
    - Lovely lady in the reprographics office, again made me feel so warm and welcome when I started
    - Mentor
    - Uni Tutor

    Please remember a student on a budget here! I want to make the TA, reprographics lady aware of how much of a difference they made

    Uni tutor has been so helpful, so again want to make him aware of how helpful he's been

    Mentor - just a courtesy gift.. hasn't helped much but i'd like to leave on good terms..
    I have seen a 'teachers survival box' made with a marble in case you loose any, a tissue for when a child says you've made a difference... I can't remember many things but I'm sure it'll be online somewhere! You could do a version for your TA, and also for your mentor if you like. Branded best TA gifts might also be nice depending on what he/she likes... It sounds cliche and possibly impersonal but I got a best teacher charm thing from one of my TAs in my NQT year and now I love looking back on it, as it reminds me I made a difference to children's lives.

    Another idea is a bag of relaxing things for the summer... Smellies, a magazine, mini wine... Could be good for the mentor and the tutor. A hand written thank you letter about how they've helped you will probably mean more than anything to any of them, especially the tutor and the TA. Do any of them like stationery? It's a common like amongst teachers. Or a collection of mini toiletries, hand gel is always good for teachers with all the germs flying around, the soap and glory one is really nice!

    Maybe for the lady in reprographics, could you cut out and print loads of nice pictures and words to spell out a thank you message or similar, stick them on to paper and photocopy them in to a booklet or onto one page and frame it? If you use typewriter style fonts,different angles etc it can look awesome!

    Oh also I framed a quote about the importance of play for my NQT mentor and printed up a little booklet of quotes (early years!!).

    Don't know your age range but children's books might go down well too. Or topic related books... A fun science facts one for a science teacher? Or see if there are any 'funny things children say' type books.

    Hopefully some of this is of some use!!!

    Xxx

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    Rotten lesson, rotten behaviour.

    This is what happens when it's raining and the kids need to stay inside..
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I have seen a 'teachers survival box' made with a marble in case you loose any, a tissue for when a child says you've made a difference... I can't remember many things but I'm sure it'll be online somewhere! You could do a version for your TA, and also for your mentor if you like. Branded best TA gifts might also be nice depending on what he/she likes... It sounds cliche and possibly impersonal but I got a best teacher charm thing from one of my TAs in my NQT year and now I love looking back on it, as it reminds me I made a difference to children's lives.

    Another idea is a bag of relaxing things for the summer... Smellies, a magazine, mini wine... Could be good for the mentor and the tutor. A hand written thank you letter about how they've helped you will probably mean more than anything to any of them, especially the tutor and the TA. Do any of them like stationery? It's a common like amongst teachers. Or a collection of mini toiletries, hand gel is always good for teachers with all the germs flying around, the soap and glory one is really nice!

    Maybe for the lady in reprographics, could you cut out and print loads of nice pictures and words to spell out a thank you message or similar, stick them on to paper and photocopy them in to a booklet or onto one page and frame it? If you use typewriter style fonts,different angles etc it can look awesome!

    Oh also I framed a quote about the importance of play for my NQT mentor and printed up a little booklet of quotes (early years!!).

    Don't know your age range but children's books might go down well too. Or topic related books... A fun science facts one for a science teacher? Or see if there are any 'funny things children say' type books.

    Hopefully some of this is of some use!!!

    Xxx

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    That's ever so thoughtful - thank you so much, will def use some of these ideas! xxx
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I have seen a 'teachers survival box' made with a marble in case you loose any, a tissue for when a child says you've made a difference... I can't remember many things but I'm sure it'll be online somewhere! You could do a version for your TA, and also for your mentor if you like. Branded best TA gifts might also be nice depending on what he/she likes... It sounds cliche and possibly impersonal but I got a best teacher charm thing from one of my TAs in my NQT year and now I love looking back on it, as it reminds me I made a difference to children's lives.

    Another idea is a bag of relaxing things for the summer... Smellies, a magazine, mini wine... Could be good for the mentor and the tutor. A hand written thank you letter about how they've helped you will probably mean more than anything to any of them, especially the tutor and the TA. Do any of them like stationery? It's a common like amongst teachers. Or a collection of mini toiletries, hand gel is always good for teachers with all the germs flying around, the soap and glory one is really nice!

    Maybe for the lady in reprographics, could you cut out and print loads of nice pictures and words to spell out a thank you message or similar, stick them on to paper and photocopy them in to a booklet or onto one page and frame it? If you use typewriter style fonts,different angles etc it can look awesome!

    Oh also I framed a quote about the importance of play for my NQT mentor and printed up a little booklet of quotes (early years!!).

    Don't know your age range but children's books might go down well too. Or topic related books... A fun science facts one for a science teacher? Or see if there are any 'funny things children say' type books.

    Hopefully some of this is of some use!!!

    Xxx

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    This is such a nice idea! Definitely will be using some of these!
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    Ill again... Mad how you can be in school powering through then get home and suddenly feel like crap! Frustrating.
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    I'm so annoyed. Been at my school since before easter and heard nothing from my uni tutor! I'm supposed to be observed around now too...

    Luckily my mentor is brilliant.
 
 
 
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