When talking with a friend recently, I likened gifts during
teacher appreciation week like homework. We wondered if sending the
gift too late in the week would look like we had "forgotten" or
that the teacher wasn't appreciated. With a busy weekend, I decided
to send the gift on Thursday since Charlie attends on Tuesdays and
I turned to my trusty Pinterest account and started searching. I
saw one friend thanking their
child's teacher "a latte". Others put together gardening
kits or a chalkboard
planter - "Thanks for Helping me Grow!".
In all honestly, I had patience for neither the store nor the
My search turned to compilation pins - the ones where a blogger
takes some of the best ideas, rounds them up and links to them like
one from The Country Chic Cottage.
I even saw cute variations of product placement such as All
detergent or these FANTA-stic soda
You could also do a crayon
wreath, pencil vase
or any of a number of other cute & crafty ideas.
A friend posted on her Facebook page asking teachers what they
wanted from their students this week. A few of the answers
included, 'Respect!,' 'Potted Plants!,' 'cleaning supplies,' and
the list goes on.
Realizing that I was running out of time (and frankly energy), I
stumbled upon this
pin which led to a free printable. Now I know what you're
thinking - the Chicago Parent Pin It! queen didn't make an entire
diorama of the teacher's classroom out of crayons? The answer is
I printed out each printable (two teachers) and laminated them
so that they were sturdy at my local FedEx shop for $2.49. I cut
them out, snagged some Target gift cards, had Charlie write a note
himself complete with cutesy picture and called it a day.
I can't wait for the teachers to receive their useful gift
tomorrow! (And see, I had to use Pinterest to get the printables
anyway!) What are your favorite teacher gift ideas as we wrap up
the school year? Tag
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