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Holiday Gifts for Teachers: Survey Finds It’s Not the Gift That Counts, It’s the Thanks and Effort  

Vernon Hills, Ill., December 3, 2007 — A mug, gift card or apple knickknack? Parents often rack their brains trying to find the perfect gift for a teacher, but a recent survey of teachers indicates that they would rather a thank-you and effort on the part of parents and students than a gift. The survey of 1500 elementary teachers was conducted by Learning Resources, a manufacturer of hands-on educational products for the classroom and home.
            The majority of the teacher respondents (74%) picked “being involved in their child’s education” as the best way for parents to show their appreciation. A “simple thank- you” was selected by 22% of the respondents. “Helping out at school” was selected by 3.3% of the teachers, and only 1.1% selected a gift as the best tokens of appreciation.
            As far as students go, 43% of the survey respondents selected doing good class work and 35% picked a simple thank-you as the best ways for students to show their appreciation.


About Learning Resources®
Learning Resources is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and of learning toys for the home.  For more than 20 years, the company has been a trusted source for educators and parents for quality, award-winning educational products in language, math, science and early childhood.  Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Learning Resources markets and distributes its products in over 80 countries around the globe.  
For more information about Learning Resources, visit www.LearningResources.com

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