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Teacher Appreciation

Today we are once again very GRATEFUL to have another guest blogger.  
I met my friend Elizabeth a few years ago when we were neighbors.  I was always in awe how she was able to do everything!  She works full time, has three beautiful girls and a husband, and manages to go the extra mile for holidays, birthdays, and other events.  She was “Pinteresting” before Pinterest was around! She is very detailed orientented and will find the 25th hour in the day to go out of her way to do something kind for a friend (drop off cupcakes, food, clothes).  
I will admit that when I asked her to guest blog, I felt a tad guilty because I know how much she has on her plate!  
Before you read her great blog on teacher appreciation, I wanted to share some of her projects that are just too cute!

From Elizabeth:

As a full time working mother of 3 little girls I rely heavily on their teachers and truly appreciate all they do.   Every year I try really hard to do something special during teacher appreciation week.  With all the time and effort they put into each day, I can certainly take some time to thank them.   

The following projects were very budget friendly.  At the time I was putting together 12 teacher gifts, which can add up quickly.  Each day I brought in a small item.  The teachers really loved the idea and couldn’t wait to see what was coming next.

“I’m so Fortunate to have You as a Teacher!”  Included in the take out box were chocolate dipped fortune cookies 

“You were MINT to teach”.  Included were peppermints, but you could include peppermint paddies or anything mint related.


“For a very POPular teacher”.  Again easy and budget friendly.  With a box of popcorn you can easily make 10 teacher gifts!


“You take the cake”.  With this you can make homemade cupcakes or just buy prepackaged like I did here.


Instead of doing small gifts you could do one big one. This was an easy one.  I took two pictures of my daughter.


Attached the pictures to skewer sticks and put them to a bouquet of flowers.  I also added a small gift card to show our appreciation.  Again, do what works for your budget.  All the teachers I’ve spoken to say that the thought always means more to them than a monetary gift.  It doesn’t hurt though!



Want more ideas??  Here is a website that offers 50 teacher appreciation gift ideas


Teacher appreciation week for 2015 is May 4th- 8th.
Don’t feel like Teacher Appreciation week is the only time you can do something special for your kid’s teachers.  Here are some items I’ve made for the first day of school and Christmas.  

For the first day of school this year I got a pencil box and filled it with chocolate, hand sanitizer and a Starbucks gift card.  The first day of school can be a stressful one for any teacher.  This was a “Survival Kit”. Free printable attached.



Christmas can be a fun time to do something personal.  Below are homemade aprons I made with each teacher’s first initial.  I also included a jar with dry cookie ingredients so they could make them at their convenience.  

You can always find something simple to do to show your kid’s teachers your appreciation.  Even an email or a small note thanking them will go really far.
Thanks,
Elizabeth 

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