For The Love Of Teachers
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
As a little girl, I had big dreams of becoming a teacher. For years, I played teacher, principal, and student at Heather Elementary.
At some point along the way, it occurred to me that I’d need patience and I’d have to deal with other people’s shorties, and worse, other shorties’ parents, which would require even more patience. And, yeah, I have no patience. Especially for other people’s shorties (the ill-behaved ones anyway) and especially for other shorties’ parents. Have you SEEN the way some parents behave!? Oh. Hell. No.
I can only
thank God I saw the light before I became a teacher imagine all that teachers see, hear, and deal with at school. To say I appreciate the teachers who deal with my shorties and my shorties’ parents would be an understatement. During Teacher Appreciation Week, I enjoy creating a little something for our teachers to thank them for all they do.
This year, I have created these:
The total for each of these was $10.09. I love these and hope their teachers will too! Here’s the scoop:
*Scored Germ-X hand sanitizers for $1.50 each. I removed the labels from the front and back of each bottle and personalized each with a personalized vinyl monogram which I created using my Silhouette.
*Found some awesome note cards with envelopes on clearance at Target for $1.18/pack of 12. I purchased 3 different styles and divided them up so each teacher receives a dozen with 4 of each style. I personalized the cards by simply creating a Word document with each teacher’s name and running the cards through my printer.
*Also found some coordinating envelope seals on clearance at Target for 88 cents/pack of 24. I purchased two packs, divided them up so each teacher receives a dozen and I have 12 left to use for another project or gift.
*Found cute glass jars at the dollar store and created personalized vinyl monograms for each one using my Silhouette.
*I checked the expiration date, used a coupon, and scored the Ghirardelli tower of chocolate after the holidays, on clearance at Kohl’s of all places, for a mere $6. It had plenty of chocolate to for each teacher gift PLUS lots of extras which I’ll be using for another gift.
*Found an awesome FREE bookplate printable here and printed two for each teacher.
*Scored the pens during back-to-school clearance days at Target with coupons.
*I had originally planned to place everything in cute wire baskets I found at Target on sale, however my mind was changed when I found the awesome chalkboard caddies (they even came with the cutest little erasers) on clearance at Target for $4.48 marked down from $14.99! SCORE! (in the photo below, pay no attention to those damask and polka dotted boxes…lol…they are for a bake sale project)
*The clear cellophane wrap, shredded filler, ribbons, and tulle were on hand from other projects.
If I were a teacher, I’d love this gift! It’s something that can actually be used and won’t just sit around collecting dust. (hopefully) I’m going to tuck a little gift card to Starbucks inside and can’t wait to deliver them!
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