Yes, we homeschool so the kids do not go to a regular school setting.
But they do go to a co-op one day a week and have every week for this entire year. Basically these fantastic woman have taken care of my kiddos and taught them some amazing things this year.
Yesterday was their last day for this year and that can only mean one thing…teacher gifts.
This brought up the debate on what does one buy for a gal who has taken care of your children all year, sent countless e-mails, given them many smiles?
Have you seen the price of gas? How in the world would I give each teacher the amazing gift I really felt they deserved but unfortunately just do not have the money for?
So it hit me…I am someone who always appreciates items made by hand and with love. Don’t get me wrong…store bought is great…but sometimes knowing that someone took the time to actually hand make something. Well it is indeed a bit more complicated than just walking into a store and picking up something.
So I asked the kids “What should we give your teachers as their end of the year gift?”
Haley piped in with a “What about the jam!”
See it’s strawberry season over here and that means lots of jam making.
Perfect….so the kids helped me put together care packages for their teachers.
So the big dilema was how to package jams and salsa?
A trip to Michaels, a few baskets and a cute dish towels later we were all set!
I think they turned out pretty cute!
That about wraps it up! (haha..get it “wraps it up”…I crack myself up)
As your childs school year comes to an end don’t forget those sweet teachers who give so much to your child through out the year. Alot of the times they have the whole “Give $10 to the classroom mother for a teacher gift” but you know…personally I just feel like I need to do something a bit extra/more personal when we can. Some years financially it is easier than others but why not have your child make a little “thank you” card if nothing else? Often I give free photography sessions to their teachers but that is out this year because of the baby.
It is the little personal touches that show just how much you really do care.
At least that is my take on it