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Teacher gift

WHERE has this week gone!?  First week of summer has definitely been a busy one.  Summer actually hasn’t happened yet for my Addison.  This is her last week of pre-school and this weekend is her little graduation ceremony.  
For Ellie’s teacher, I kept things simple and just did my standard gift card (always to either Nordstroms or Target – the two places I’d want a gift card to!) along with a personal card from me and one from Ellie.  But with Addison, we went a different route because she has SO many teachers who have had an influence on her during the last two years.  
First, Addison made cookies.  I hate to bake so I just turned it all over to her.  
 Kidding!  Kidding.  Kind of.  She did help a lot.  And yes, she’s wearing a Halloween outfit.  In June.  Because that’s the way we roll around here.  And once Addison is on outfit number 6 of the day – you just stop caring.  Ya know?

Kole was our official “cookie watcher.”  He took his job pretty seriously pulling himself up to his post every few minutes to make sure the cookies were progressing to his satisfaction.   
Since Kole had everything under control in the kitchen, Addison and I got to work on our cards. 
Addison drew a picture of her with each teacher.  She is the one on the right with the curly hair.  :)  
I pulled up the shoe collage I made for Addison’s birthday letter, added a little journaling in Photoshop and had it developed as a 4×6 pic.  Quick and easy.  

Last week I found some cute plates on clearance at Target and snagged about 15 of them.  They were perfect to hold our oatmeal cookies.  Which thanks to Kole, were cooked to perfection.

Then I just used some scrapbook ribbon and plastic wrap I had on hand to tie everything together.

A quick and easy gift with a personal touch.  My favorite kind.
We gave them to her teachers today and I couldn’t help tearing up.  So did several of her teachers.  I am so sad to say good-bye to this second family of mine.  
 Even if it is just for a couple of years until my little “cookie watcher” is ready for pre-school.  Good thing that isn’t for a while though – this little one is needed in the kitchen.

xoxo, Erin
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17 thoughts on “Teacher gift

  1. Love this idea! I bet they did tear up. That picture and cards are just priceless. Oh little Kole is growing so fast, already pulling up :( sniff sniff why does it go so fast?!

  2. That is such a thoughtful and cute gift. Those teachers must have felt the love from you guys. Cute cookie watcher…he’s a keeper :)

  3. What a great gift idea! With my own school year wrapping up at the same time as preschool (I’m a teacher), I ended up just giving money to the room mom for the group gift. Totally lame.

  4. Cutest teacher gifts ever!!! You have been working hard.

    I got so teary when I said good bye to Eden’s preschool teacher. :( Very sad. But, here we go…on to bigger things! :)

  5. Totally awesome teacher gift! I’m a Kindergarten teacher so I really know! My youngest daughter is 16 and she still changes her outfit several times a day! It sure adds to the laundry!

  6. Brilliant idea:)

    Do you have any tips please on how to make that picture with journaling in photoshop? Would I be able to do it in Picasa?

    Thanks for a great blog!

  7. So cute! The gift and the pics! She really had nine teachers?! Love, love those pics of Kole! And love the one of Addie too, you can just see how happy she is! CUTE!

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