Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

We sure do love our teachers over here! Being a teacher myself, I make an even bigger point to ensure we give a little something to my boys’ teachers on this special week! My elementary son’s school actually celebrated TAW a couple weeks ago. They do something cool at their school where they have the kids bring a flower and another item that week, but most of the appreciation is in the form of parent volunteers – covering all the teacher’s duty that week and bringing food for lunch each day and other room celebrations that week. It’s nice to have things so organized and planned out for us that way – and it’s helpful to the teachers!!

My middle school son’s school celebrated THIS week. There were some themes assigned this week, but not every day. The challenge with middle school is that he has 5 different teachers! 5 teachers means 5 gifts and keeping it cost effective for a week’s worth of giving was a challenge. Here is what we came up with!

Monday {School Supplies}:

{Silly me forgot my camera at home so had to use the phone camera for this one!}

Tuesday {Flower}:

The chalkboards were from JoAnn’s the flowers were from a store bouquet. The rest of the chalkboards ended up saying “Thanks for helping me GROW” because he thought it sounded more like a boy.

Wednesday {Coffee!}:

  • Coffee sleeves I’ve saved since Valentine’s Day!! {Seriously feel like I deserve mad props for not losing these things for 2 months like I normally do when I buy things far in advance!} lol
  • The Starbucks coffee sleeve is keeping the outer sleeve firm and stretched out. {Coffee sleeve holding the card inspired by Four Marrs One Venus}
  • The coffee stopper I used as a flag for the sign – “Thanks a Latte!” {Inspired by the girls at eighteen25}

Thursday {Treat}:

{Tag inspired by Oopsey Daisy}

Friday {Misc. – no theme assigned so we brought these cuties!}:

{Tags printed from here and come in many fun colors – in case you’re not dealing with black and white printing like me!!}

I think we’re ready for the rest of Teacher Appreciation Week!! How about you?


Looking for more inspiration? Some of my friends have been posting Teacher Appreciation ideas this week too – check ‘em out!

Boerman Ramblings
Tip Junkie {30+ gift ideas issue}

To read my thoughts on what it means to be a teacher click here.

Have a great week! I hope you had fun appreciating the teachers in your life!

Linking up at The CSI Project
 Tidy Mom and Tatertots and Jello


Jill said...

Such great ideas! Stopping by from the Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to stop by my corner of the blogosphere!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Kristi McInerney said...

stopping by from the blog hop!

Keeping up with kristi

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! These ideas are wonderful. Yesterday was Teacher's Day in Jamaica. Congratulations on being the featured Blog on the Mingle With Us Blog Hop. I am a new Follower of your Blog. Have a good day.

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

You Are GOOD! I love All your cute fun ideas! You are so super sweet! And hello- what a nice surprise...thanks for the LOVE girl!! Have a great week....hope you are being showered with many Thanks as well! You Teachers ROCK!

Danielle Wagasky said...

Hi there! I am stopping by from the blog hop and am so loving your blog. I am now following you. Can't wait to go through all your cute stuff. Would love for you to stop by and say hi.

Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

Jessica said...

Very cute blog!

New follower from the blog hop. I'd love to have you stop by and check out my blog. I host a Weekend Blog Walk that runs Friday night to Sunday, and I co-host Mom's Monday Mingle and Favorite Product Friday. I hope you can stop by and visit!

Jessica @

Regina Ann Designs said...

Hi Reannah! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! You have such a cute blog & ideas! If you have a chance I'd love it if you stopped by and say hi!


Evelyn said...

What cute ideas for teachers:) Just dropping in from the blog hop and am now following you. I would love to invite you to link up to my first ever blog hop. Hope to see you there:_

Christine said...

GREAT ideas Reannah!! I especially love the coffee sleeves!!!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Shannon said...

These are cute!! I am a new follower from the blog hop mingle:)


Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a fabulous week of gifts you treated your teachers to! I am sure that they were so apprecited! Happy Mother's Day! Angie xo

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...


Stacy said...

Such great ideas!!! I will have to keep those in mind for the future....I wanted to come by and say hello as I am a first time reader!!! Plus wanted to say that I am looking forward to meeting you and the other bloggers at next month's Elevate....I'm a little nervous but am also so very excited to learn new things...

Six Sisters said...

How cute! We would love for you to come share this at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

The Sisters

Six Sisters said...

Its that time of year - great ideas! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming and we hope you'll be back. -The Sisters

The CSI Girl said...

Thanks for linking up to the CSI Project. You were the #8 link up so you are the winner of the $25 gift card to Etsy. Congrats!!! Email me to redeem.

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