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Friday, April 27, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week - Day 1 & 2

I've been a little MIA lately. I know in my "about me" section I state that I'm a stay-at-home mom, but earlier this school year I completed an application to substitute at our school. I could substitute in the classrooms, but I just signed up to work for the lunch/recess monitors. I've been doing more of that lately, and I have to say, I love it! I get to see my kids at lunch and at recess. I have about an hour and a half in the mornings before I start work and then two hours at home before the kids come home. It's my dream job - really!! I still feel like there's not enough time to do everything (is there ever?), but I'm not going to complain. I feel so lucky to be able to do this (the sub thing). The location and hours couldn't be better! It has been awesome!

Anyway, some of my time has been spent planning our teacher appreciation week. Our PTO decided to have the teacher appreciation luncheon on Thursday of this week -- even though the official week isn't until May 7th. I planned to have both of my classrooms coordinate to have a gift for this week as well.

I sent envelopes home with a piece of cardstock paper and asked that the children design it letting their teachers know something they like about them or something they learned, etc. I got more than half back for each class. I'm hoping more will come in as time goes on. I made the scrapbooks with rings so we can easily add any that come in later.

Here's how we started the celebration. Oh, I forgot to mention that another room parent and I made over the teacher's lounge. I'll have a separate post for that.


The other room parent that helped with the lounge makeover came up with the idea to decorate the Kindergarten teacher's door. Her daughter and my daughter are in the class together. She found the idea and I just helped her put it together. I think she sent a separate gift on Monday with her daughter to school, but the door and lounge were pretty much my gifts for Monday. Here's the door:


On day 2, I sent in these gifts with my children to give to their teachers:

This one was filled with packs of peanut M&Ms (her favorite snack):

This one was filled with Mentos. It was for the class aide and I heard that Mentos were 
something she liked to eat:

So this is what they looked like before putting them in the favor box:

This one was for my son's teacher. It was full of Hershey nuggets for his teacher because
she likes chocolate:

I found these adorable favor boxes in the $1 section at Target. 4 for $1!! They were too
cute to pass up. I used Smash tape for one of them and border stickers for the others to hold the flowers
onto the box. I think I saw the flower with tape idea on Pinterest -- imagine that!! : )

Here they are together. My daughter made a gift tag for her teacher:

If you were a teacher, would you like to get one of these??

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