As the school year is winding down, I have been thinking about how important teachers are. I have been blessed with great teachers for my two oldest boys (so far), and I hope they know how much I appreciate all that they do.
Recently, my son’s Grade Primary teacher hosted a “Meet the Authors” party in her classroom. All the little 5 and 6 year olds wrote stories, and the parents and siblings were invited to come to the classroom and hear the stories read out loud. My 5 year old could not have been more proud… and I felt the same.
So… this afternoon, my son and I made a special gift for his teacher. We baked cookies together, and I packaged them up for him to take to school.
It is a simple gift, but I think the teacher will appreciate the gesture, and my 5 year old is so excited to deliver the goodies to his teacher. Here is how easy it is to show your favorite teacher how great you think he/she is:
1) Bake some delicious cookies. (Canadian Living has some great nut free recipes that are perfect to send to school. You can find them here.)
2) Buy a cute (and cheap) jar at the dollar store.
3) Fill the jar with cookies.
4) Attach a note that says, “Thanks for making me a SMART COOKIE“. (I used www.picmonkey.com to add the words to a picture of my son. I think it adds a nice, personal touch.)
What is your favorite teacher appreciation gift to give?
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)