Thankful Beyond Words!
I don't know about you, but life is so much easier with a student teacher. Yes, there are parts of me that have a hard time letting things go, but at the end of the day, I am so grateful for their help, insights, and partnership.
To thank my student teacher last year, we gave her a few gifts. The parents all gave her TPT gift cards, which I know was very helpful in getting her started this school year. Then as a class, we made her a cute little tote with all of our thumb prints, a framed photo of our class, and a Micky jump drive with my TPT products.
This school year, we had a male student teacher. So the tote would not have worked for him. So instead, we made him a tie with all of our thumb prints. (He wore a different tie every day of the school year), so the gift was fitting for him. We also gave him a photo frame of our class. He wasn't as "into" TPT-made products, so we gave him a gift card to Disney, since he was taking his family there before starting a new job.
Hope this helps if you need to come up with ideas for your student teacher!