“Thanks for Helping Me Grow” Teacher Gift Idea

The end of school is here!  This Friday is my son’s last day of his first year in preschool.  He has grown so much this year and I love it.  But at the same time, he is one year closer to kindergarten, fifth grade, middle school, high school and (gasp) college.  It really is starting!

How I have loved our time at home together and will miss our freedom as school becomes more time consuming.  And before you go grab me a box of kleenex, I will remind myself that he still has one year of preschool left . . . thankfully!

I am also so very thankful for my son’s teacher.  He is blessed to have her both this year and next year.  What a difference a great teacher makes!  Even though our school just celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week not too long ago, I still wanted to show our gratitude at the end of the school year with a simple gift.


Ladybug Chalkboard Garden Sign


What You’ll Need:
Ladybug Wood Craft (I bought mine at Walmart)
Red Acryllic Paint
Sponge and/or Foam Brushes
Chalkboard Paint




Paint a couple coats of the red paint onto the ladybug followed by the black chalkboard paint as shown.  Paint the dowel and then using wood glue, attach the two pieces.  So simple!


Write a message and insert into a hanging basket or potted plant and deliver to your favorite teacher!



Happy Summer Break!

Tomorrow is National Teacher’s Day

Tomorrow is National Teacher’s Day!  Do you have a teacher you love or appreciate?  Maybe it is a Bible study teacher, Sunday School teacher or your child’s school teacher.  For National Teacher Day, why not share with them your appreciation for all their hard work and dedication?

Last week at my son’s school, we celebrated Staff Appreciation Week sponsored by the Parent Fellowship.

Here were the week-long festivities:  

Monday – Card Day
Tuesday – Staff Luncheon (parents contributed the food)
Wednesday – Sweet Treat and/or Flower (send in a candy bar or single flower for the staff to have a treat and build a bouquet for their desk)
Thursday – Staff Breakfast
Friday – Gift Cards (parents chipped in a couple bucks each and then gift cards were purchased for staff and teachers)

Teachers also received this cute Smarties & Sharpies jar made by one of the moms.  She got the original idea from Little Pumpkin Grace via Pinterest.  (I had the fun of contributing by making the reverse applique tag with my Silhouette Cameo.)

Isn’t that a fun way to recognize your teachers and staff?  Feeling appreciated at work is a key part of job satisfaction.  Think of who can you bless by showing your appreciation.

What fun teacher gifts have you seen?  

Linked up with:  An Original Belle