“Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. Should 98% of the population find you odd, seek the company of those who love you just the way you are. You are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. You are utterly fascinating. Trust yourself!”

Linda Silverman~Gifted Development Center Denver

Sunday, 10 June 2012

End of Year Gifts for Students

I always like to give something to the students at the end of the year.  For the past few years I have ordered from www.forteachersonly.com.  I love these personalized pens.  I buy enough to give each student two of them.  Each year I change what I write on them.  I love them so much, I keep several for myself at home.  They write very smoothly and they fit my hand perfectly.  Check out this site if you want something special that is still affordable.  I ordered mine for this year and had them in less than a week!

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  1. What a cute idea - I love the customization and personalization of the pens. I'm sure your kiddos appreciate them and remember the great year they've had each time they write with them.
    I am always on the lookout for a pen that writes smoothly - I will have to check that company out :)

    Joy in the Journey

    1. Jessica,
      I am a pen SNOB. I am sooo very picky about what I will write with. I only started using these because I always order a few extras. Now I am hooked! I have used some of them for 3-4 years before the ink runs out!

  2. I love this idea! I never would have thought of it. I bet the students love how personal the gifts are. I am definitely going to check out this idea.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Compassionate Teacher

    1. I have also ordered customized pencil sets for classes. I did this for a few years but I realized that my students are going into junior high and really want to use PEN! I think the products you can order from this company are VERY reasonably priced and their service has been excellent each and every year. I better get off my horse and order some!