As a teacher, I know what it feels like to receive a touching comment from a student. Those small words of gratitude brighten my whole week. It makes everything worth it. I also know how hard it is to keep going when you don’t feel like you make a difference. Trying new things daily, always looking for ways to improve and never really knowing if your efforts are reaching a student in a positive way. I know our efforts as teachers matter, but it is nice to be recognized and appreciated. After all, even teachers need encouragement.
I encourage everyone to take a moment and create a small gift for their teacher or their child’s teacher as school ends for the year. It could be something as simple as a thank you note.
This year, I have teachers to thank on behalf of my child. My daughter has blossomed and grown so much in such a short time. I know it is because of their love and support. To recognize these amazing teachers we made simple gifts to give them.
DIY Flower Pot Teacher Gift
- Terracotta pot(s) 1 for each teacher
- Garden gloves -1 pair for each teacher
- Flower seed packets (at least 1 for each teacher)
- Gift cards to Starbucks or another local cafe
- Pipe cleaner
- Photo of child
- Paint brushes
- Puffy paint (optional)
Step 1: Set up an area to paint. Set the terracotta pots upside down and allow your child to paint the entire pot.
Step 2: Cut out circles (1 for each pot). Let your child draw a face on the circles. Use a pipe cleaner and poke it through where the nose should be.
Step 3: Put your face on the pipe cleaner in the middle of your gloves. Bunch the garden gloves until the fingers look like a flower. Wrap pipe cleaner around the gloves to make them stay bundled.
Step 4: Once the pots are dry, use puffy paint or marker to write on them. Your message could be a simple Thank you. We wrote, “You helped me grow” and “You made me blossom”.
Step 5: Assembly your flower pots. Put the packet of flower seeds, gift card, and garden glove inside the painted terracotta pots.
You are done.
The gifts are simple, fun, and super cute. They are also useful and from the heart, which teachers appreciate. The gift card also adds something just for them.
I want to take this moment and thank all the Fountain Hills teachers for all the hard work you do throughout the year.
Thanks Fountain Hills Teachers!
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