Teacher appreciation week is coming up soon (May 4th-8th). This is my first year doing this, since my daughter just started Pre-K, and I’m pretty excited! Over the course of this year, I’ve seen just how wonderful and dedicated ALL of her teachers have been. She has learned more than I thought was possible for a 3 year old, and she also gets a really caring and nurturing environment in her school.
Each day of the week in our school will be dedicated to different things/presents that the students will give to their teachers. These include something sweet, something with a scent, a gift of your own choice, etc. These are some of the gifts we will be giving to her teachers.
Flower Vases – I found these vases at the Dollar Tree and the pretty washi tape for sale at Michael’s. I put the tape in different patterns on the vases and filled them up with pretty spring colored fresh flowers. Simple and gorgeous! The one in the mug is for her coach, I thought the pinks and washi tapes were all too a little feminine for him. Plus the mug is something he can use again and again!
Cookie Jars – These jars are also from the Dollar Tree and I used the same washi tape to spruce up the plain white plastic lid. And I found these pretty printable’s from the Frog Prince Paperie for free! They have the prettiest stuff! Just don’t make these in front of your kids (or husband) because they will start eating all the cookies!
Scarves – For the gift of our own choice we went with scarves. All of her teachers wear hijabs, but this will make a great gift even for non-hijabi’s because everyone wears scarves in one way or another! My daughter hand picked each of the pashmina scarves for her teachers and we found the adorable mini bags from Target. She will also include a hand written note and picture for all her teachers 🙂 Are the wrinkles on the scarves driving anyone else insane?! I’m sorry, please ignore them!
Initial Monogram – This one is made from crayons! Farah and her daughter had a great time doing this together. She printed out a letter outline on Microsoft Word and used that as her guide. Use a sharp knife to cut the crayons and glue them with a strong adhesive. Pop it into a frame and your personalized gift is ready!
Sweet Treat: after all the talking teacher’s do all day, they could use a mint or two! These mint tins are from Trader Joe’s and covered up with pretty scrapbook paper. Farah’s daughter hand wrote “You were mint to be my teacher”. Add the finishing touches with some glitter and initials or whatever else you’d like!