Friday, May 7, 2010

We {heart} our Teachers

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and we had a great time showing our teachers just how much we appreciate them!!! I know, first hand, that teaching can often be an under-appreciated, underpaid, and thankless job, so I wanted to show Ms. Cato and Mrs. Holt just how much we appreciated them and all that they do by doing something small for them each day!
On the first day, one of the other mom's from Gehrig's class and I got together to decorate the classroom door! We had each of the children write their name on a flower and stuck them around the wording, "Ms. Cato and Mrs. Holt, thank you for helping us bloom." For more cute ideas for door decorations check out Skip to My Lou's ideas here and here.
Sharon and I thought that it would be cute if we had each of the students walk in the next morning with a single flower for each of the teachers, and then, by the time all of the students had arrived in the morning, their teachers would have a full bouquet!! I thought that it would be even more fun if the teachers had a decorated vase to put their bouquets in.
So, I started with a plain glass vase.
And then I decorated with scrapbook paper, a ribbon, and a little tag that my friend, Lisa, designed for me!

I placed the vases on the teacher's desk and had each student walk in with a daisy stem. By the time all the students arrived at school, their desks had a bright, sunny boquet!! Ms. Cato and Mrs. Holt quickly figured out what the empty vases were for!!!
When searching for Teacher Appreciation gift ideas, I hit the JACKPOT when I stumbled across one of my n0w favorite blogs, Eighteen25.
She had shared a tutorial for a variety of seriously cute gifts and even uncluded free printable gift tags!!! Click here to view her "Quick and Cheesy Teacher Appreciation gifts!"
I used her "You are SENT-SATIONAL" gift tag to add to these jar candles that I decorated with scrapbook papaer and a ribbon. EAdd Imageasy peasy!!
For the next day, I tranformed this Symphony chocolate candy bar using the tag and tutorial from Eighteen25
Seriously cute, right???? For the last day, I made these adorable teacher supply and survival boxes following the tutorial on, yep, you guessed it, Eighteen25!!
I started with a plastic craft box.I decorated it with scrapbook paper...can you tell that this is my new favorite paper???
After I made them, I realized that I forgot the ribbon! Oh well!
Next, I filled each of the compartments with various teachers supplies, chocolates, mints, and hand sanitizer. Can you believe that I found all the cute designer supplies at Wal Mart???
One last picture of Gehrig and his precious Pre-K teachers, Ms. Cato and Mrs. Holt! We appreciate all that they do for the little ones!



Gesch Family said...

You're awesome babe. Love you.

wareagle said...

Lucky teachers!