Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week- gift idea

I love Teacher Appreciation Week (if I plan ahead). I enjoy coming up with things to make my kid's teachers feel special and appreciated. I can't say I planned too much ahead, but I am having fun with it. Most of us have a terra cotta pot laying around the garage that is not being used. If you don't have one, then Home Depot sells them for a few dollars. I painted this one with chalkboard paint or you can spray it (they sell this at Home Depot too). I did two coats to cover it good. Let it dry for a few hours. I picked up some pink impatiens and planted them in the pot then wrote on the pot with chalk. It says: "Thank you for being so patient with me." (it goes with the impatiens theme :)

Then the kids signed the other side of the pot. I would have loved this when I was a teacher. They can erase the note later and write something else. It was "blue" theme day in my son's class, so I stuck a blue bird peep (from Easter) on a wood skewer and put it in the pot. It turned out really cute!


Sean, Mandy, Mack, Levi, and Jack said...

Even I can do this!!! LOOOVE - thanks for sharing such a great idea!!

SUE said...

What a great idea! I think I will try this!

Elise said...

Oh, that is so cute!!