To say 2020 has been a stroll through the park would be an understatement. Our K-12 teachers have been forced to become tech-savvy educators and parents working from home have had to become homeschool teachers. Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this year has taught us that we are all educators.
Being an educator in this virtual environment is not easy. Most of us have found that the work never ends and our focus is permanently on the quality of the education. That is why we want to make this holiday season special. Whether you know a teacher or a parent, they deserve to be recognized.
A holiday gift to an educator can be from a spouse, a child, a principal, a student, or an entire class. Words of encouragement can be a gift alone that will put a smile on their face. If you would like to purchase a gift, below are unique Fresno State gift ideas. And remember, educators are true champions in our book and their educational impact can last a lifetime.
Commemorative Brick on the Teachers and Friends of Education Honor Wall
Since a teacher’s impact on a child’s education can last a lifetime, why not gift them with a permanent commemorative brick. Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education and Human Development houses the Teachers and Friends of Education Honor Wall. It is here where educators in the Central Valley and around the world are honored with commemorative bricks. These personalized bricks showcase the impact educators have on all those around us.
Purchasing a brick is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only can you go visit the brick with the teacher you are commemorating, in addition, all of the proceeds go directly to funding educational technology for Fresno State students. As we know, technology is continuously changing, and staying current is important for our future Central Valley teachers.
Buy at Teachers Honor Wall
Fresno State Bilingual Children’s Book
Support a Fresno State alumna by purchasing “Fresno State: First Words/Primeras Palabras”. A bilingual children’s book aimed at increasing parent engagement and fostering college readiness for young children. The book takes readers on a tour of the Fresno State campus using introductory words in both English and Spanish.
A graduate of the School Counseling program, Perla Solorio, authored the book with the intention of promoting early biliteracy and showing all young children that they can go to college.
Buy at Libros for Small Hands
Fresno State Bulldog Mug
If you are teaching in a classroom or teaching in your kitchen, your morning starts the same, with a warm cup of coffee. The Fresno State Kennel Bookstore offers a variety of drinkware, from a mug to a water bottle, a tumbler, and more. Show your Fresno State spirit by providing an educator with a classic Fresno State coffee mug or holiday glitter thermal mug.
Buy at Kennel Bookstore
Fresno State Face Mask
With some classes teaching in-person, the safety of teachers and students is of the utmost importance. However, finding a face mask that is comfortable is not always easy. These Fresno State face masks have three layers, including two layers of 100 percent cotton and a middle layer of a melt filter. Along with high quality elastic, fitting multiple face shapes, these masks are perfect for any Fresno State alum. Sold by the Kennel Bookstore, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to organizations supporting COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
Buy at Kennel Bookstore