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Teachers: It's the thought that counts at Christmas

Teachers: It's the thought that counts at Christmas

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Some students and parents may not know what to give their teacher for Christmas. Teachers KSL News talked to say it doesn't matter; it's the thought that counts.

Many teachers say no matter how big or small, they keep practically everything their students give them for Christmas.

Diworth Elementary School teacher Kari Cahoon says anything homemade always tugs at her heartstrings.

"Things that the kids have created and have their heartfelt feelings in them," she explains. "It's nice when they make something that has their picture too."

Her fellow second-grade teacher, Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh agrees.

"They'll send little notes like, 'Thank you for being such a great teacher.' And they'll spell it 'techr', which makes you wonder how good of a teacher you are," Gallagher-Fishbaugh laughed.

She says received a paper pig one year from a student that must have taken him hours to create.

Other teachers have received candy, sometimes half-eaten, or gift cards.


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