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Friday, May 4, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

It sure has been a fun filled week of making gifts, I'm a little sad to see it go.  The school year is almost done too and that is so bitter sweet to me.  For many reasons.  I love my kids and love being around them, but sometimes summers are hard when the boredom starts for them.  It is hard to find things to entertain them that all 5 would enjoy.

We've also decided next year to send our kids to a charter school.  We've loved DFT so much and I'm quite attached to many of the teachers there, so are my kids.  The main deciding factor was for our oldest daughter.  She is starting junior high in the fall and just didn't want to go and be away from her siblings yet.  At the charter school she can be with them all the way through 12th if she so chooses.  Hehehe.  Anyway, I'm sure going to miss the school they are at now.  So sad.  We are looking forward to a new adventure though and the kids already have friends in place there which helps tons too.  :)

 I made the teacher name stackers that I've done for the past 2 or 3 years again.  Many of the teachers have these in DFT now.  Hehehe.  They are just done on 2x4's and you cut them to each specific teachers name.  I always do the top one at 5 inches though.  Then paint them, hot glue them together so they don't fall apart every time the desk is bumped too.  I love matching flowers to the vinyl and paint.  It's just a simple fun little craft, but I sure enjoy making them.

 I also made each of the teachers a Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub.  I had found the recipe for it online at Under the Table and Dreaming.  I had all the ingredients already and so the girls and I mixed it up and tried it out for ourselves too.  We all loved it!  It's worth trying.  :)

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