I'm a teacher and I assure you... that she felt blessed by your kind gestures towards her. And, your kindness is going to be carried with her for a long time.
Rarely, has anything ever been done for my birthday or teachers, that I know, in general--- and in the younger grades... birthdays for the children are always celebrated. I have always bought a gift for the children too.
That's the kind of teacher that I am- firm and kind, but they know that I love them. However, you have to be firm to help them learn to become 'decent human beings' and also to know that they are treated fairly... like the others in the classroom are. It also helps so much with discipline- most of the time-- all you have to do is 'give them the look'.. :teehee:
And, a 60th birthday should be honored. In the Asian cultures, that is the big birthday. Thank you for being thoughtful towards your son's teacher.
Personally, I think it should be a NATIONAL LAW that you get your birthday (or the day closest to it-- in case it falls on a weekend) off w/ full pay. AND, if you decide to go to work-- you get time and a half on that day! Now that is what would win an election!