Parents, it’s been a tough spring — for you, your kids and their teachers alike. Distance learning hasn’t been easy, and yet we’ve heard all kinds of stories about educators going above and beyond amid the pandemic, from the math teacher who showed up on a student’s front porch for a one-on-one lesson to the principal who drove 800 miles to congratulate all of his graduating seniors in person.
If you’re looking for a simple way to thank all of those dedicated educators, you might want to check the shelves at your local Starbucks. Their latest reusable cup has a pattern like a lined notebook, complete with a red vertical margin line, and the tumbler’s straw looks just like a No. 2 pencil.
Just don’t chew on the eraser if you want to earn an A+ for the perfect end-of-year gift for your kids’ favorite teachers.
A teacher in Sacramento, California, with the Instagram handle @sweetandpetiteteacher, shared some of the details in a post — and pay attention, because there will be a quiz. The tumblers are 24 ounces, and not all Starbucks locations have them. This teacher mentions spotting them at cafes inside of Target and other stores.
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Here I am telling you all again to RUN ð but this time to @starbucks because they just released their limited edition teacher tumbler!!! The outside of it resembles lined paper and the straw is a #2 pencil with the pink eraser at the very top âï¸ and I’m over here like ððð I ran as fast as I could and I got me one ð¤ª I will say that they’re not at all the Starbucks locations. They sell these babies at the Starbucks that are inside @target and other stores. And it’s 24 oz so it has allll the space for tons of water. Go run and TREAT YOSELF GIRL! (or guy) ððð¼ Tag a teacher friend who would LOVE one of these! ð . . #starbuckstumbler #teachertumbler #starbuckscups #targetteachers #teachersofinstagram #starbucksteacher #starbucks
Hip2Save reports that the cups cost $16.95, and that Starbucks has classroom-themed gift cards as well.
Here’s one of those gift cards. How cute is this for your kiddo’s favorite teacher?
Instagrammer @thekindergarden spotted the tumblers at a local Starbucks and snapped a pic that shows off the pencil straws.
I know teachers are going gaga for these, but I’m thinking a notebook and pencil tumbler is going to have a strong appeal for the writers in your life, too.
One early learning teacher, @carolraecreations, has already snagged a cup for herself and personalized it:
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Did you see this teacher cup?! Starbucks came out with this notebook paper tumbler with a pencil straw last month! I snagged this cup right away and dubbed it my classroom cup! I also immediately ordered a teacher sticker off etsy! The sticker came in today and I am BEYOND in love with this cupððð #starbucks #teachercup #starbucksobsessed
Another teacher, @sixth_grade_chronicles, thanked students for the gift cards by posting a shot of the new cup:
While you’re out hunting down one of these notebook tumblers, you’ll probably also spot Starbucks’ color-changing reusable cups, which come in a brightly hued five-pack and fade to pastel shades when you fill them with a cold drink.
Hey, teachers have been working hard, but you’ve earned something for your educational efforts this spring, too.