I am so overwhelmed right now, but in a good way! No, scratch that, a great way! Remember my post in the middle of August about the RedditGifts Teacher Exchange?? Well, I received my gift recently. Nope, scratch that, I received my gifts recently. So many gifts I couldn't even believe it! My "Santa" was so amazingly generous, I am in shock! I hope that some of you participated in the program too; it really is wonderful! Here's my story...
When my "Santa" and I were matched, I immediately received a message from him saying: "I got you everything on your Amazon wishlist that was shipped from
Amazon. The only things I didn't include were those items that came from
another vendor. My Mom's a high school teacher in Texas. You should be
proud of what you're doing. Enjoy the school supplies!"
I could not believe my eyes! My list was pretty extensive. I was expecting just a couple of items from it, not every single thing that shipped from Amazon!! But, sure enough, I started to receive box after box in the mail. Everyday was like Christmas!!
I received so many essentials, including scissors for the kids,
markers, Post-it notes, Post-it flags and tabs, binder dividers,
highlighters, dry erase markers, and lead for pencils. I also received 6
packages of colored paper, which will help so much with my students'
interactive notebooking! He also sent 3 different storage items for my
classroom (including a colorful one on wheels which I am super excited
about!!). Finally, I received 8 boxes of tissues, which should
definitely last us through cold and flu season. You can also read about my experience here.
Here's everything I got:
Isn't it amazing?! Thank you so much to my Reddit "Santa"! I am utterly grateful (and my students will be too)! I wish I knew your Reddit user name to publicly thank you!!
My husband also participated in the gift exchange as a Santa. He was matched with a music teacher and sent her lots of great music posters to decorate her room as well as tissues. (He couldn't believe both she and I asked for them! I told him there are never enough tissues in a classroom!) I hope she was as happy with her gifts as I am!