Are you a teacher who has just started Winter Break? Chances are, you’re getting ready for your own holiday celebration. This probably means decorating, baking, cooking, wrapping, packing, and too many more action verbs than can be captured here. It also means you’ve likely just wrapped up your professional responsibilities at school. Most teachers get very little transition time and jump right into the holiday preparations that we all have on our to-do lists.
In a recent blog post, 5 Teacher Tips for a Great Last Day Before Winter Break, we mapped out a few ways to power down your classroom. We also suggested that every teacher stop take a few moments to acknowledge the many professional accomplishments that we know you—one of the many dedicated and committed teachers out there working so hard—achieved in 2015.
Now that you’ve recognized your accomplishments so far during this school year, why not reward yourself for having achieved the results you did?
Got a Gift Card? Ready to Shop?
One way to reward yourself is to enjoy the gifts you may have received before you left school. You may have been fortunate enough to receive a holiday gift or two from students or perhaps a even gift from your entire class. Because gift cards are a popular gift for teachers at the holiday season, you may have received one of these, as well. While gifts that were selected just for you can feel more personal than a gift card, check out Teacher Peach’s recent blog post, 6 Specific Tips to Take Teacher Gift Card Gifts Personally, for great ideas for how to make gift card gifts feel personal, too.
If you have a gift card in hand, treat yourself! Choose a few special and professionally appropriate teacher-product gifts that YOU like to reward yourself for your professional results! Take a look at these teacher-centric products that are sure to get your 2016 off to a positive and professional start. Designed exclusively for teachers, you’re bound to discover products that appeal to you and echo your teaching style. With over 250 products, there’s a great deal to choose from at teacherpeach.com. Just think how you’ll enjoy showing your students what you purchased with their gift, too.
Jumbo Rainbow Tote
A new year means a new look! Keep all your school essentials together with a tote! Just one of over 30 different totes and bags to choose from, this jumbo rainbow tote is the newest addition. It is not only vivid, colorful, and attractive, it’s highly functional too. This tote is big enough to fit your laptop, lesson plans, lunch and tech gear—and there’s even room for your New Year’s resolutions!
The message reads: “Yes. I teach. So I inspire, manage, coach, engage, solve problems, listen, detect, explore, believe, care, worry, & always make time to laugh with my kids.” The black, Denier polyester tote highlights the many invaluable roles of every teacher and sends a positive message about teachers’ every day actions. This gift tote is big enough to hold the many materials you’ll need each day. Organization is easy with the zippered inner and outer compartments. The sturdy, 25-inch rolled shoulder straps add to the comfort.
Once you upgrade your carry-all tote with one of the many options you’ll see, breeze through the lunch gear to jumpstart your healthy plan for 2016 with these incredible lunchtime accessories. Nothing is more motivating than functional and well-designed gear—especially when it reinforces your professional role.
Soup and Salad Mugs
You can run hot and cold at lunchtime with these dual-purpose oversized soup and salad mugs! Fill with your favorite soup, chili, leftover, or fresh, crisp salad and watch your lunch become a healthy hit in the teacher lounge!
Each red soup mug comes with the message, “TEACH! It changes everything.” The “HEAT 2 eat”/”FILL 2 chill” version comes in multiple other colors. These soup mugs swing with the seasons with their dual-purpose design. Hot or cold, you’ll easily find lunchtime favorites to pack! These containers also seal tightly and feature a steam vent for heating. Both mugs are 22 oz. and freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe for all lunching needs!
Freezable Sandwich Containers
If a quick sandwich is more your style, these containers have got you covered! With freezable-lid containers, not only will your sandwich, salad, fruit, or vegetables stay crisp until lunchtime, this container also acts as a cold pack for the rest of your lunch! These “TEACH! It changes everything.” and “FREEZE 2 please!” containers neatly fit a sandwich, sliced veggies or fruit, or even salad! Pop the freezable gel lid in the freezer the night before and be ready to run in the morning. The bottom part of the container is dishwasher safe; the lid should be hand washed and should not be put in the microwave.
Stylish Lunch Bags
Put your 2016 lunchtime health strategy in a stylish lunch bag designed just for teachers. Durable and sturdy, “Here’s to the teachers who lunch!” burlap lunch bags are perfect for fast moving teachers! Each bag is made with neoprene lining and comes with a zippered closure to stand on its own. Choose from four different color combinations to coordinate with your favorite colors! The “Teach. It changes everything. Really.” zippered lunch bag is made of neoprene material and is large enough for lunch with room for an ice pack for optimal freshness. Choose from three popular school colors! The “Chill out! It’s time to eat.” lunch bag features a zipper closure and a front pocket. An insulated interior helps keep food and drinks chilled. In fact, this bag can even hold up to six soda cans for school sporting events. Choose from five popular school colors.
Sweet Sips™ Water Bottles
Go beyond lunchtime and stay hydrated in style, all day long. Planning to hit the gym in January? Joining a popular weight loss program? Either way, hydration will be key. If your resolution involves getting into better shape, drinking more water will be an important ingredient. Why not include a meaningful message? If your thirst extends to a THIRST for knowledge or you intend in 2016 to DRINK it all in, the these Sweet Sips™ bottles will definitely quench all of your thirsts! These popular beverage bottles are designed to keep beverages cold for up to 16 hours or hot for up to 8 hours thanks to the double-walled copper vacuum insulation. Two great motivational messages “DRINK it all IN.” and “I THIRST for knowledge.” make these bottles great conversation starters, too. Each message comes in four fantastic colors for a total of eight delicious options!
Teacher’s Desk Accessories
Last but not least, check out the desk products to spruce up your workspace with professional flair. You might like desk set 1, with tools that showcase verb-rich typography or the new Modern Desk accessories set with its clever “Got an AHCHOO? Take a TEACH-CHOO!” tissue box cover. Perhaps creativity is more your style. Check out all four of “Teachers Do Amazing Things” sets.
These are just a few of the many really great, health-focused products for really great, health-focused teachers! You’ll find many more at teacherpeach.com.
Regardless of the exact products that appeal to you, what matters most is that you take the time to treat yourself to something that will add a dash of inspiration and a bit of motivation to help you return to school in high style and with high energy! We hope you’ll find that at teacherpeach.com. It’s our reason for being in business—to support, inspire, and provide products that work for teachers.
As a really great teacher, what are your professional New Year’s resolutions? What Teacher Peach products might help you accomplish them? Any ideas for new products that you’d like to see our team create? We’d love to know more. Check out our website for more perfectly peachy teacher products.