Thank you, Teachers!

As Myla’s 2nd grade school year comes to an end, I wanted to send her teacher out with a proper thank-you gift.  Teachers work HARD, and although there are a million ideas online for teacher gifts, I try my best to give something functional that someone can actually use.  So here’s a quick and easy project that I hope will be a special gift…

First, I went to our local craft store, and got an inexpensive blank tote bag,  They have all kinds of canvas totes–I chose this thicker one with a strong handle and a blank canvas pocket on the outside.

Next up, I grabbed a handful of Sharpie permanent markers, and had Myla draw all over it.  Since her teacher had a running Dr. Seuss theme all year, Myla filled the front with some of her favorite characters.

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First, she drew the outlines in black, then filled it all in to make it colorful…and don’t forget to sign it!

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Next, you could put in some stationery supplies, pens, and folders, but we chose to put a signed copy of our “Share With Me” book of collaborations.  If you don’t have time to order one of ours, you could maybe throw in a few kid’s books to donate to the teacher’s next classroom.

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And there you go!  Easy peasy, simple to do, and hopefully a good, functional gift that will be a lovely keepsake reminder to show teachers how much their hard work is appreciated.

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So show your teacher some love before the school year ends!  And here’s to a great start of summer, and the hopes that we can keep our kids busy and active til next school year begins!  🙂

4 responses

  1. That’s such a lovely idea. As a previous teacher I can vouch for how much little gifts like this mean to us💛x

  2. This looks fab. I’d love to receive something like this from the kids in my class! Awesome drawings myla

  3. Awesome! As an educator, I can tell you that any card, letter, or gift is appreciated but the ones with a personal touch, the handmade things are extra special. I’d treasure a bag like this and I’m sure Myla’s teacher will too.

  4. jeandrayovitch | Reply

    Myla, Don’t forget to smile and appreciate your school nurse too! We do it all together!  Jean “I like the letter ‘v’ because it is the bottom of a heart and shaped like a bird”–first grader

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