May 21, 2010

School's Out: Gifts of Appreciation

As another school year comes to a close, be sure to take some time to thank your child's teacher for all of their hard work and dedication. Here are few inspiring ideas for showing your appreciation:

Get your child involved by letting them choose a flower pot and plant for their teacher. Next, have them decorate the flower pot using chalkboard paint. Once the paint drys, a note to the teacher can be written on the pot. Don't forget to include a few pieces of loose chalk, tied with a ribbon, for more notes and doodling.

A stationery set makes for a great teacher's gift. It can be kept on their desk at school for writing notes to students for a job well done, or writing notes of praise to parents. How adorable is this apple stationery set? The apple shaped box opens to reveal note cards and envelopes, and would look fabulous on any teacher's desk!

Help your child's favorite teacher prepare for a new year of school with a gift certificate to an online teacher's supply store, like They can stock up on classroom essentials over the summer and be ready for new students in the fall!

One of the most endearing ways to show your appreciation is by sending a handwritten note. Let your child's teacher know how much appreciation you have for their time and commitment to learning. Remember to send along a copy of your note to the school's principal, in order to let them know what a fantastic job the teacher is doing.