Remember how much fun it was to make your Christmas list each year? A Barbie Dreamhouse, a pony, a new bike, and an electric guitar! Nothing was too extreme for the holiday wish list.
Today’s lists might look a little different, but they are no less outrageous. iPhones are one of the most popular wish list items this year (with many kids suggesting a number of different models in case the newest iPhone 14 is out of reach), iPads, computers, PlayStations, Gucci slides, and a “shirt that shows my belly” are some of the other items that kids are dreaming of this holiday season. And then there’s the kid who wants a giant robotic dinosaur, real dino DNA, and a snake cannon that shoots live snakes! Say what?!
Reading about these crazy lists got me thinking . . . what would be on a teacher’s holiday wish list?
I think it would look pretty tame by comparison. But some of these items are probably about as out-of-reach as a new pony. Still, it’s fun to dream . . .
Teacher’s Holiday Wish List
- Flair pens
- Sticky notes
- Colored printer ink
- Expo markers
- Unbreakable pencils
- Soft water bottles that don’t clang on the floor
- Untippable chairs
- Catered lunch
- A heavy-duty electric pencil sharpener
- Hot coffee
- Sunny, 65-degree recess weather
- Planning time reserved for planning
- A class that follows directions the first time
- A full-time grading assistant
- A copy fairy who copies, collates, organizes, and stores all your copies
- Aha moments
- Warm winter coats for all kids
- Books for your classroom library
- Math manipulatives
- Snacks that students can open independently and that aren’t sticky
- Sleeping in ‘til 7 am
- Handwritten notes from your students
- World peace (or at least classroom peace or a week free from drama)
- Proficient test scores
What do you think? Would you like the items on this teacher’s holiday wish list?
The Ultimate Holiday Guide
I may not be able to make all of your teacher holiday wishlist dreams come true. BUT I can make your last few days of school before winter break a heck of a lot easier and more fun than visions of sugarplums.
My FREE Ultimate Holiday Guide is chock full of time-saving holiday activities and freebies for teachers to help you not just survive but celebrate these last few days before break.
Inside, you’ll find:
- Helpful holiday tips to make planning and celebrating easy
- Easy holiday resources that keep kids learning
- 6 classroom party themes with ideas for treats, crafts, and activities
- Winter-themed suggestions that work for every classroom
- Family and student gift ideas
- Our favorite holiday books and movies
- Student printables, a family holiday survey, holiday & thank you cards, and gift tags
- And so much more!
There are tons of low-prep activities you can print and use today!
Wishing you a very happy holiday season!
Have a Not So Wimpy Day,
I concur with your wishlist! I also need a cleaning fairy that sweeps, mops and reorganizes centers!😂