Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Gifts for Teachers
I wanted to share a couple gifts I put together for some of my coworkers this week. I think these are pretty cute end of the year gifts, but they'd be great for teacher appreciation week or even a student teacher too.
First up... an orange-themed present for an upcoming summer birthday. The teacher next door loves orange. Can you tell? =) She also likes to sew and seemed to appreciate some of the items I've shown her that I made on my new embroidery machine. I decided to make her a fun summer bag. I think it'll work great on vacation, around town, or even to carry papers in next school year. I paired the bag with a cute idea I saw on Pinterest and made her a pencil bouquet bucket too. I used foam flowers stuck over pencil erasers and then pushed them down into a piece of styrofoam. I also added yellow and orange star post-it notes and coordinating memo pad. I topped it off with a happy sunshine piece of wood art from Hobby Lobby that I hot glued onto a magnet. I think it looks cheerful.
Second up... I'm pretty proud of this one ya'll! ;) My poor teaching assistant (who is awesome by the way!) has been cutting and laminating math centers for me this past week or so. I'm trying to get them ready for next year and she's been gracious enough to help in her downtime during the day as school wraps up. I knew I wanted to get her a gift card to her favorite restaurant to treat her family to a meal out, but I also wanted to get her something school related for her classroom next year (fingers crossed she finds a job!). I decided to get her the crafty scissors because 1) we use them all the time in my classroom and 2) it would be kind of funny because I'm pretty sure she doesn't want to look at another pair of scissors after all the cutting she did last week. Well... I had to make the present look fun so I decided to put it in a basket too. I turned a few of the scissors sideways so they could hold the card. Not to toot my own horn, but I think it turned out pretty cute. What has been your favorite teacher gift?
Finally, as an end of the year gift for YOU, I put some new freebie frames in my TpT store. I'm working on making others to complete the set, so stay tuned for those! Here's a sneak peek. They are so cute!