teacher's gifts.

06 June 2013

We're in the final throws of the school year here. Kindergarten promotion ceremony, multiple field trips, yearbook signings, field days and final projects are all happening simultaneously. Meanwhile, my son decided to turn seven(!) and we've been enjoying all of the celebratory moments that brings as well! So, somewhere in the midst of all the great happenings, I wanted to take a few quiet moments in order to acknowledge my children's teachers. This has been a transitory year for my kids as we've undergone repatriation. Without the support of their (new) school's teaching staff, it would have been a difficult transition. Since I'm searching for a way to aptly thank such important people, I figured you might like a few ideas as well. Here are a few of my favorites-- some new to me and some of my tried and true ideas:

1. Flowers. An assorted bouquet accompanied by a note from you and from your child makes a thoughtful package. (photo source, unknown)

2. School Supplies. Perhaps counter intuitive for the end of the school year, but a few well selected, beautiful items for the teacher's personal desk space will close out the year in style (and the pieces will be ready when Fall rolls around and serve as a reminder of the successful year behind). (photo source, unknown)

3. Terrarium Kit. Include everything you need to create a sunny, small, desktop terrarium in a mason jar. (photo source, DIY Home Crafts)

4. Wine and Cheese. Or if your teacher prefers-- micro brews and artisan chips. Packaged beautifully, this one is a much appreciated treat once the last day of school closes. (photo source, unknown)

5. Story Stones. Particularly great for the teachers of younger children, story stones allow for creative story building in next year's classroom (plus they're pretty cute). (photo source, anewbohemia.com)

6. Heart Bag. A stylish, practical way to carry home the last day's goodies. (photo source, Paper & Stitch Blog)


Sophie said...

I love these ideas! They are all really simple and easy and have some elegance to them. I didn't want to do any of the typical apple theme or kids art or anything. My teacher friends never know what to do with all of that!

Dana said...

The story stones idea is so sweet. I'm going to spend my weekend working on these for my daughter's preschool teachers. Thank you for such a great, easy idea!

Margaret said...

Not sure I would be allowed to accept booze, but I would definitely be up for that microbrew gift. :)

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