Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week

Our school celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week this week. I am so grateful for our teachers! Our school district has faced severe budget cuts over the last few years that have resulted in huge class sizes with almost all teacher's aides being laid off. I think our teachers do a fabulous job even though they are asked to do more and more with less and less.

I am VP of our Parent Teacher Organization. This week we planned a breakfast for the teachers on Monday and a lunch on Wednesday. We had a Cinco de Mayo theme and served breakfast burritos and taco salads for lunch.  We asked the kids to bring a flower for their teachers on Monday, a sweet on Tuesday and a kind note on Wednesday.

Every morning this week, I placed candies with cute little sayings in the teacher's lounge.
This one says Thank you for a "bliss"-ful year and has Hershey's Bliss candies in the bowl.

"You were "mint" to teach."  This one had York peppermint patties.  I also had one that read "Stuck on You" with packs of gum.

I purchased some inexpensive geraniums.  To dress up the plastic pots, I used Mod Podge to attach some zebra crepe paper I had on hand.

Here are the sayings that I made.  I just glued them to a popsicle stick and popped them in the candy bowls.  Feel free to use them if you like!

There are so many cute teacher appreciation ideas out there.  Here are a few of my favorites:

A color-coordinated teacher survival kit.

Make a vase out of pencils.

This is a great way to use up some of those broken crayons!

What a cute saying.


Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Well my goodness she should be feeling the love after all of this! And to think, I usually just do storebought flowers!

Lisa Scibilia said...

You are full of great ideas!! Thanks for sharing - I need to show more teacher appreciation!!

Like Me Some said...

Crazy cute ideas!!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Those are so sweet! I love all those ideas! For my little one's preschool teacher, we sent her a bracelet (that I got from Banana Republic on clearance, shh! Don't tell (c:) with a note saying "Thanks for helping me "brace" for Kindergarten!" Yup. Totally weird, but it was the best I could come up with! ha!