For Jaxxon's main teacher, I put together a little box of goodies! It contains a little bit of everything. I got the original idea from the Seasons of Joy blog.
I covered the top of the box with school-themed scrapbook paper. I mod-podged it on, so the top layer would be protected. Of course I used a tulle bow and attached some pencils to the top. Using my cricut, I created a custom name tag which can also be reused.
- sticky notes
- paper clips
- push pins
- binder clips
- clothes pins....not for clothes of course :)
It was also filled with some sweet treats:
- hershey kisses
- now and laters
On the front cover, I attached the candy poem I created. On day 1, I included these candies and poems for all of Jaxxon's other teachers.
Thank you for all the LOVE you have shown the kids this year.
You are a LIFESAVER to all the children you hold dear.
NOW & LATER the kid’s love for you will continue to reach.
You were MINT to be a teacher, and you were meant to teach!
For all the teachers, I had planned on getting everyone his/her favorite Sonic drink. This question was of course on the questionnaire I had the teachers fill out. Jaxxon has had so much enjoyment from passing the gifts out, I wanted him to have something to hand out (since I would be the one bringing the drinks). I whipped up some chocolate covered popcorn! YUMMY! I love this, and it is so quick and easy to make. I put some popcorn in plastic baggies. I created a popcorn sign on the computer:
I wanted to POP in
and say Thank you
for all you do!
This allowed Jaxxon with a gift he could still deliver. Not only has this been great for teacher appreciation week, it is showing him that it is great to give a gift and not get a gift back in return.
I created some labels on the computer to put on the straw of the Sonic drinks. This allowed me to deliver with ease. I ran to Sonic on my conference at 9:00 this morning. Of course, I had to go ahead and get me and two teachers from my school a drink, as well!
I loved being able to pass out these drinks and just say, "thank you" in person. I also got a GREAT hug from my sweet little man!!
This week has been fantastic, and I have loved creating these gifts for the teachers. They have made this first year for Jaxxon so special, and I know this is the strong foundation he needs for a successful academic career!