Teacher Appreciation Week has never really meant much to me, as a teacher, unfortunately. I have worked at a Middle School for 12 years, so it's never been a big deal. We've had the occasional treat from an administrator, or luncheon put on by parent club, but that's it.
Now that I'm a PARENT of a school aged child- Teacher Appreciation Week has become important to me! I could go on and on about how amazing my son's teacher(s) are, about how ALL teachers are amazing. The bottom line is, they play a HUGE role in shaping a child's life- academically, emotionally and socially. In fact, teacher's spend more time with our kids, than we do.
Teachers are overworked, underpaid and unappreciated! I know this FIRST HAND! So I do what I can to show my appreciation for my kids' teachers :)
My son is in First Grade this year :) Early in the year, we got a list of the teacher's favorite things. This has come in handy :) The best thing: She likes to SCRAPBOOK! Well well well, the PERFECT teacher!!!
He brought a gift each day of this week. Most were inspired by Pinterest.
I (Heart) my TEAcher. Found on Pinterest.
I took a mason jar and filled it with tea. Placed fabric between the lid and added a tag stamped with Friendship Alpha & Chocolate Alpha.
Thanks a Latte:
This printable came from eighteen25. Such an EASY and awesome gift!
You are the HIGHLIGHT of my day. This one was found on Pinterest :)
An apple for the teacher. Again, found on Pinterest.
I cut a 2 liter soda bottle and spray painted it red. I free-hand cut a leaf and attached it to green pipe cleaner. The candy inside is Hot Tamales & Licorice Bites.
Monogram Notecard Set. I created a set of 12 notecards, monogrammed with the teacher's initial on them.
Papers used: Claire, Lucy & Dotty for You. Perfect Fit Frames stamp set & Monogram Stamp set.
Artiste to cut a "magazine file" to hold the cards. I used For Always paper, then used the "Direct To Paper" technique to color it Cotton Candy. I gave the teacher the Monogram Stamp Set so that she could create her own in the future :) I added a note to the card holder- paper is from Dream Pop- and attached it with a mini clothes pin.
Heart2Heart- Teacher appreciation week
Color Dare- PINK- Blush, Cotton Candy & Hollyhock