Appreciate a Teacher!!

Posted on: May 5, 2013

Once upon a time I wanted to be a teacher.  I wanted to sit in front of a little circle of tiny faces and read them colorful picture books.  I even headed that direction when I started out in college.  But, things change, and I didn’t take that road.  I am still very fond of the people who have made it their life’s work to mold my children, and like to make a little extra effort to thank them for this.

As you might already know, Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th – 10th this year.  Thanks to Pinterest, I found LOTS of great gift ideas!  I came up with something I think is fun and original.  Something that lasts all week and not just one day. 

Along the lines of this clever idea from Skip to My Lou, I decided to go with a  jumbo pill reminder box and stuff each “day” with a treat.  The kids and I headed to our local party supply store to choose different pieces of loose candy that would fit in the boxes and that I could make up little sayings for.  Being a lover and user of sign language I was excited to find “I Love You” sign language erasers so I got those and some fun pencils, too.  

Since the pill boxes are clear I wanted to cover them up to make each day a surprise.  We found rainbow duct tape at Jo Ann’s that I wrapped the boxes with.  We also got heavy stock scrapbook paper to write the daily sayings on, and some scrapbook stickers for added fun.  I made 4 gifts for around $20.00.  

Here’s what we got to stuff the boxes, and what I had them write:

S: Chocolate Ball – You make learning a BALL!

M: Big Swedish Fish – You’re o’FISH’ally my favorite teacher!

T: Hershey Hugs and Kisses – A HUG and a KISS for a great teacher!

W: Big Lifesaver – You’re a LIFESAVER!

Th: Smarties – Thank you for making me a SMARTIE!

F: Hershey Nugget – Thanks for the NUGGETS of knowledge!

S: Brach’s Strawberry – You are a BERRY good teacher!

I also wrote my own little thank you note, and tied it up with a poofy ribbon.


I’m happy with the way this project turned out, and I hope the teachers like them too.  My kids really do have amazing teachers this year, and I hope this will show them just how much we love them.

If you don’t have time to make something for each day, or don’t have time for a homemade gift that’s okay!  My good friend and teacher said that she loves to receive tissues and small bottles of hand sanitizer to keep in her purse!!  I think the important thing is that you send in a little something just to let a teacher know that you appreciate all they’ve done for your child and all they’ve done for you.  I know they’ve made my life a whole lot easier!!

THANKS, TEACHERS!!!  Without you this post wouldn’t have been possible 😉


1 Response to "Appreciate a Teacher!!"

I love this post as I am a teacher! We don’t have this day in the UK so I am looking forward to getting to Ohio!

Love your blog!

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