I have been swimming in a sea of projects for 3 weeks now. And the sad thing is, I'm still behind. Last Friday, I sat down and had my daughter write out a list of teachers that she and her brother both shared this school year. (Side bar - they attend a performing arts school & rotate teachers mid year, so they've had the same teachers during different quarters) I could have fallen out of my chair when the total came to 9. Not done yet.. She has 5 teachers and he has 3 teachers that they don't have in common. 17 Teacher Appreciation gifts had to be done. Normally, I just do the main teachers, but I feel like the others would get slighted, if everyone just thought of the main teachers. So, off to the Cafe I go.
Teacher Survival Kit contains:
Paperclips - to help you hold it together
Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes
Starburst - for that extra burst of energy when you need it
Bandaid - to heal hurt feelings
Rubberband - to remind you to be flexible
Gum - to help you stick to it
Laffy Taffy - to remind you to keep your sense of humor
100 Grand Candy bar - so you'll be paid what you're worth
(I found this list on the net a couple of years ago)
1) First set of 8 medium sized paint cans.
2)Next set of 4, is kit in a medium gable box. This is one of my favorite boxes EVER!!!
3) Next 3, teacher lunchboxes with snacks. I had no idea how hard it would be to find these tins. When I didn't need any, I'd see them all the time. Cashier at Michaels Arts & Crafts told me it was a seasonal item. I ended up going to Hobby Lobby, where I swiped these last 3 off the shelf. I tried several ideas before I settled on just using vinyl.
PARTY MIX - because you know how to mix fun in our everyday routine
POPCORN – because I am bursting with appreciation for you
RAISINS – because you are helping my parents raise a smart child
PEPPERMINTS – because you show true commit”
MINT” to your job
CHOCOLATE – because you are so sweet
PEANUTS – because I know sometimes we drive you nuts
What else on my agenda???? My daughter is part of an after school mentoring program for 5th Graders. They are having a Mother/Daughter tea this month, and the teacher asked me to do the invitations in a way that the girls can put them together. The wheels in my head had already turned, since I remembered seeing a Silhouette Cameo file that would be PERFECT!!! These are the 2 samples I came up with:
|The kits I put together.|
|Final Project. The seal you see in the kit was placed on the envelope to close it.|
|Baby Shower Favors|
|Decorated onesis and tshirt for her 2 years old.|