Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Gifts...Ideas for each day!

What did you do for Teacher Appreciation Week?
Well, this week at little boo's school is Teacher Appreciation week. I wanted to show his teachers how much I appreciate them and all the hard work they do.  I thought it would be fun to have a gift each day for his main teacher and reading teacher. This school year included a lot of change for my little guy,  and we are so blessed with how his teachers have helped him along the way.  
We are so appreciative!
Here are some of the fun ideas we completed for each day:

Hand painted flower pot!  He painted all by himself and planted cute little zinnias!
I used a paint marker to write the quote:
"Thank you for helping me grow!"  I also marked the year and his name

These are so fun and cute!  His teacher was so surprised and grateful for the thoughtfulness he put into the gift!  This was an inexpensive project and fun for him to do!
Pots were purchased at True Value Hardware for $1.59 each
potting soil- on sale for $4.99 large bag
6 pack annuals $2.59
craft paints (already have at home)

So our second day gift are these bags filled with mini Snickers bars.
We decided to make sure we made one for each Special teacher; such as music, art, gym and
his  speech teacher.  Those teachers work hard all year also, we didn't want to  forget to
Thank them.

I printed this cute little quote and pasted on cardstock and tied with tulle as a ribbon.
The quote is:
Don't snicker but, I
think you are great!
Thank you for being a
great teacher!
name  2013
We also made enough for big sister to take to school too!

Another fun gift idea was this mason jar filled with M&M's!
I love mason jars, we use them for drinks and vases, just everything, so I filled these for the teachers
with peanut M&M's and tied with a jute ribbon and pasted the printed poem. 


The Poem says:
Green is for the inspiration you give me each day.
Blue is for your patience in showing me the way.
Orange is for your warmth and caring style.
Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.
Red is for my life that you have touched this year.
You're a very special teacher just like this jar, that's clear.
You place knowledge in our children's hands
and melt into their hearts and lives forever.
You're a "Magnificent" & "Marvelous" teacher
Thank you for being my M&M.

The other days  included gift cards to Starbucks! Who doesn't love a gift card or coffee?
Having been a teacher, I know how much it means to receive even a Thank you card from your students.  I still have a few ornaments that were gifts to me from my students, that I treasure.  Be sure to show your appreciation this year!  I hope you enjoyed our ideas. Thanks for stopping by and reading! I really appreciate your visits! 
Happy Wednesday!

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  1. What cute ideas! I love the M&M's (I have a slight obsession with them) and the flower pot is adorable. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

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