Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Simple Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation week was definitely my FAVORITE week of the year when I was teaching elementary school. Muffins in the teachers' lounge each morning, luncheons, goodies, flowers, sweet cards from the kids & parents...it was wonderful.

Since I'm now on the giving end with Abby being in Kindergarten, I am happy to return those gestures of appreciation to her teacher. Abby has had such a great first year of school and has loved every minute of it. Here are a few ideas I have up my sleeve to say "Thank you!" this week :

The monkey and bananas are clipart! And these went along with the poster - gotta love banana pops!

Abby was excited to make her own poster for her teacher and bring her these flowers too -
I had a hard time giving these up. So pretty! I need to go get one for myself for Mother's Day. (You can kind of see Abby's loose tooth still hanging in there. Maybe today will be the day!)

This morning, I'm going to school to get each kid's thumbprint for a "Thumbody Appreciates You" tote bag that we'll give their teacher on Friday as a class gift.

I'm also picking up some goodies to send in with little notes:

Extra brand gum - You are an EXTRA-ordinary teacher! Thanks for all of the EXTRA things you do!

Milky Way and Starburst - I think you are out-of-this-world!!! Love, Abby

Mini cupcakes (or a cake mix & frosting) - When it comes to teachers, you take the cake!

I'm hoping that by the end of the week, Abby's teacher will feel very appreciated!

*If you need an idea, feel free to use any of these. If you have an idea, please share!!! Thanks!


Kelli said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I don't need to worry about this quite yet, but I'm taking notes for when I need them in a few years. :)

Emmy said...

Did you make that poster? It is so so cute!

amanda said...

oh how i loved me some teacher appreciation week!

great ideas friend!

CC said...

I love teacher appreciation week. I got 2 cupcakes yesterday, a cinnamon roll this morning, and lunch on Wed AND Friday provided!!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I know - isn't teacher appreciation week the best? And to answer Emmy's question, I did make the poster. Thank goodness for clipart! Made it so much easier!

Too bad Mother's Day isn't celebrated all week too - wouldn't that be nice?

raising4boys said...

I love your candy sayings! I very much appreciated our teachers this year, especially our Kindergarten teacher. She was AWESOME!!!