Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2, 4, 6, 8 Who Do We Appreciate?!

As the school year is beginning to wind down, I'm trying to maintain sanity through a crazy busy schedule of field trips, finals, track & field events, rehearsals, end of year concerts, amidst the regular homework and evening routine.  As the weather gets warmer and the sun stays up later, the kids play outside later also as we're all anticipating summertime.

One of my favorite weeks in May is Teacher Appreciation Week and we took the opportunity to celebrate Lily's teacher with little treats every day.  Her teacher is phenomenal and we could not thank her enough! Lily enjoyed picking out the treats and putting them together for her teacher each day.

Monday we sent in her teacher's favorite candy for a sweet treat to start the week! I left the words "Junior Mint"outlined so that Lily could color the letters in herself.  
"I may just be JUNIOR sized, but I was MINT for you to help me learn and grow big in kindergarten this year!"

Tuesday, which was actually Teacher Appreciation Day, Lily wanted to send her teacher's favorite flowers in for her. She also included a handwritten note that said, "Thank you for helping me bloom!"

Wednesday, we picked a drink for her teacher. Lily said her teacher drinks water with lemons or lemonade and since we'd already previously given her a personalized cup, we found a nice lemonade to send in and attached a little note that included the sweet phrase "easy peasy" that Lily says a lot. It was also Star Wars Day...May the 4th be with you.
"You've helped make kindergarten easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Thursday, was the PTSO Teacher Appreciation luncheon and we'd already contributed our donations for that, so Lily decided her teacher needed a sweet treat for dessert.  A local cupcake place Gigi's Cupcakes had these adorable mini cupcakes that were decorated to look like apples and we placed an order the afternoon before, picked them up that morning and had a perfect gift!
"I couldn't have picked a better teacher for me than you!"

Friday morning was a special day for Lily-- her very first field trip! We wrapped up Teacher Appreciation Week with Lily's favorite gift to give her teacher.  Earlier in the week, Lily had asked what her teacher's favorite thing to do in the summer is. The answer was reading books in the sun. We found a colorful, big beach towel and gave her a gift card for books.  The note attached said,
"Thank you for making kindergarten so much fun! I hope you enjoy your favorite summer activity--reading in the sun!"

It was important for me to help Lily celebrate her teacher this week. We didn't spend a lot of money and every cent we did spend was worth it. It was a perfect week for honoring someone who has been very important in all of our lives this year. 

 I created all of the tags in black and white so that I could print on colored or patterned paper. I saved on ink and it gave me more options!

 What do you do to thank or celebrate your child's teacher?

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