Sunday, February 25, 2018

We LOVE Teachers

It is the time of year when we get show our appreciation to those men and women that TEACH and LOVE our children.  With the latest school shooting in Florida, I have been thinking about how much our teachers, school administrators, other staff, and educators in our children's life really do for our students.  I have no doubt that my kids teachers would do everything possible to keep my kids safe in the event of a disaster.  I have been reminded of how blessed my kids are to have these teachers with them everyday.  They spend more waking weekday hours with my kids than I do.  I have no doubt that they spend hours of their personal time, their own money, and countless hours worrying and planning on behalf of our children.  Our school Teacher Appreciation is this coming week and I want them to know just how thankful we are for all they do. 

Our School PTA came up with a theme for the week and asked us to bring specific items for the week.  When I saw the daily themes, I decided I wanted to gift cards this year. 

Our Monday theme is: Your teachers gets up bright and early to be here each day, bring something that might make his or her morning easier - granola bars, lip balm, gas card - anything you can 
think of!

 I decided I wanted to give the gift of breakfast.  I found a cute printable here that I wanted to use, so I headed to the bagel shop.  They had the cutest little box that looks like their box that holds the Baker's Dozen.  They were kind enough to share these cute little boxes for my gift cards.

Tuesday: Please write a Thank You note to your teacher; our teachers do so much every day, this is a good time to let them know they are appreciated and bring a little sunshine to their lives.

I always think a Thank You card is nice.  My boys never have much to say, so when I found this printable, I knew it would be perfect.  I also wanted to attach a gift, so I decided on a night out and attached a movie gift card.
 Wednesday: Let's brighten up the classroom!  Please bring school supplies to re-stock the classroom: clorox wipes, kleenex, highlighters, expo markers, pencils, etc.

I couldn't find a printable that was fitting for a gift card for supplies, so I had to make my own.  I used some digital Shabby Miss Jenn - school time digital papers.  I only purchased the personal use papers, so at this time I can not share the image.  However, here is the poem that I used.

Thank You for SUPPLY-ing me with BRIGHT ideas and knowledge that STICKS!!

Thursday: Send your teacher a little sunshine!  Let them know it's a TREAT to be in their class by sending a treat for your teacher to enjoy!

We love hitting up our local Soda and Sweet shop, so we thought it would be fitting to get a gift card to one of our favorites.  I found this cute printable  that was perfect for our treat gift card.

I used some cute adhesive dots and twine to attach all my gift cards to the different printable's. 

I hope this inspires you to show the teachers in your life some love this year!!  Let them know just how grateful you are for all they do!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Halloween graham cracker house party

I wish I could say I was always the mom that was doing fun things with the kids. We do have fun but we are busy too. One day I decided we would do a Halloween House decorating party. All the parents sent the kids with bags of candy and I made graham crackers houses for decorating. 
There was candy everywhere but they kids had a great time. Maybe I will do this one again.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cub Scout are One in a Minion

For our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet we decided on the theme
"Cub Scouts are one in a Minion"
I used the same pattern for the minion invitation as seen here.
I put the 8 on the front because we are the 8th Ward. 
I cut out all the pieces of the minion invitation and at a Den meeting the Cub Scouts actually put their own invitations together. It was a great way for them all to be involved. 
 I also used my silhouette machine to cut different pieces for table and wall decorations. I turned anything I could into a minion.

 The banner was a fun way to express our theme.

 A ward member actually had these large minions she gave to us to use as decor.

 I found these pre made minion cupcake toppers online and printed them at home and glued them onto a toothpick. 
 The boys loved the life see minion poster they could take their picture with.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

If you "MUSTACHE"...

Another simple teacher appreciation week.
Our schools theme was 
"If you "MUSTACHE" we think you are the best"
I cut out mustaches from the silhouette and put them on toothpicks and stuck them in cupcakes. 
We also got balloons with the theme tied to it and mustaches for all the kids to wear. 

Quick Teacher Appreciation Window

I was in charge of making some kind of sign for our teacher appreciation wall. Our theme was fish and this is what I did. I cut the letters and seaweed with my silhouette. We also cut out fish and our students wrote a note to the teacher and we put them all around the sign. Super cute and easy way to let our teacher know we appreciated her. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It's Great to be 8...

It has been 1 year since we baptized my oldest daughter. It was a very special day that we were able to spend with friends and family. She decided to have a waffle bar after the baptism. My mom and I had so much fun setting up and creating a way to celebrate M's choice to be baptized. I always feel like it is hard to decorate a church building! But, a few simple things will make your child's special day EXTRA special!

I put two powdered donuts into a baggie and made a tag that said "It's Great to be 8" on one side and then "Thank you for sharing this special day with me" on the back. I have the silhouette file if anyone is interested!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Last Minute Teacher Valentine...

Being sick sure put a cramp in my Valentine preparations. I needed a cute, quick gift for my daughter's teacher. She doesn't love all the 'treats' so I wanted something else. I found a cute printable but it was not meant for Valentine's Day. I decided I could quickly come up with something that was more Valentine-y using the same quote.

You can download this printable here. Send it to your favorite printer or print at home, put it in a frame, tie a cute ribbon around it and you have yourself a cute teacher valentine! You could even mod podge it to an 8x10 board for her to hang in her room! (If you don't wait to do things until the last minute like me!!)

*Please remember this printable is for personal use only.