Monday, May 02, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Hank's day care made it easy to know how to show our teachers how much we appreciate them, as they sent home a letter with suggestions as to what to do each day. Today was easy -- it was a teacher enrichment day, so no kids at school. That was probably the best gift of all! On other days, we have been asked to bring a card, a gift, and help with hosting a lunch for the teachers.

For the gifts, I was initially just going to make the little bags shown above. They contain

the little grow pots from the Target dollar section (my mom gave us these for Easter, but not feeling the gardening vibe just yet), some snacks from Cost Plus, and Lindt bug chocolates from Target. The bags were tied with raffia, and the ladybug adorned clothespins are from the Japanese dollar store.

But, on a recent trip to Fresh & Easy, I saw these cute as can be animal crackers in a box designed by Lilly Pulitzer and knew I had to make them into teacher gifts as well! I squealed with delight, and started throwing boxes in the cart (just the boxes are cute - crackers are the regular animal crackers). I don't know how rare a million boxes of a grocery item are, but they are touting these as "rare," and have a "cracker tracker" to aid in finding them in your area. Good luck!

Showing appreciation for teachers is so important -- especially if you have the kid that isn't known for his sunny disposition! for more teacher gift ideas, you can find ideas galore at Skip to My Lou :)


Favorite of the day: I am digging burlap more than usual as of late. Here is a project that caught my eye.

Working on: A sash


Shanna said...

jerrett got a suggestion letter from the class mom! justin and i couldn't believe the stuff they were asking us to give his teacher! magazines, books, cookbooks, flowers, gift cards to target, bath and body works and restaurant gift cards! what ever happened a drawing, card or some simple! i do like your gifts though!

kpmattingly said...

Love the Lilly crackers...haven't seen them around here in a LONG time though....great idea for a gift! Simple but thoughtful!