Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More Teacher Gifts!

Here are more of the teacher gifts I promised.
You can find the first couple here .
We've been lucky to have some wonderful teachers so far! One of my favorite gifts to give is our handprint pillow! It used to be my signature end of the year gift for our preschool teachers. They loved them!
The pillow is about 8" x 8". Not very big and I attach a ribbon so they can hang it!
This is the front with an adorable poem I found...

Poem reads...
I chose this special present
because I wanted you to know,
That I'm grateful for your hard work
in helping me to grow.
For your constant understanding
and for always being there,
To tell me I can do it and
to show me that you care!
And this is the back! I traced my childs hand and applique it on and satin stitch the edges. :) So cute! Then they sign it with permanent ink!

Another gift is Stationary with little clips.

These clips are super easy to make. Small pieces of scrapbook paper and modpodge! Simple and very cute. I found this idea over at Make It and Love It She used fabric for her clips, which works great too.

My favorite gift of all time was given last year to Ryan's 2nd grade teacher. She looped with her first grade class and that was so awesome! The kids spent 2 years with her and she was amazing. For her end of year present, I sent home a paper with every child asking for a $5 donation, if they could give, and for their children to answer 5 questions. They then returned them to me and I(along with my WONDERFUL friend Robyn) put them together.

It was adorable and our teacher REALLY appreciated it. In fact she read the entire thing to the class and cried the entire time. It was GREAT!!
I found the idea here .

Along with the questions the kids answered about their teacher, was 100 one dollar bills. I also added a picture of the class and quotes about teachers throughout the stack! I love it.
I hope if you appreciate your teacher, you will thank her/him with a thoughtful gift. :) They really do so much for our children. :)



care-in said...

I love the 100 things idea. I did something similar last year for valentine's day...10 reasons I love Mrs...

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