Teacher Appreciation Week

I am prefacing this (belatedly, so I guess I am epiloguing this…in a time machine) with my link-up! I’m linking up with 3-6 Free Resources for Show Me Sunday (if you haven’t been there, please, go to there, to quote Liz Lemon) and writing about Teacher Appreciation Week!

We received an email from our principal last week. This is a summary:

We know it’s Teacher Appreciation Week. We would like to appreciate you this week, but everyone is too busy. Instead, we will appreciate you in three weeks. We’ll have a luncheon. Find a parent to watch your kids while you eat.

Obviously, it was far more upbeat and punctuated with a whole lot of ! ! ! But I still think it’s funny. We’re too busy to appreciate you now, so we’ll do it later. LOL This is my school exactly. 

Don’t get me wrong. I really really do appreciate that we’re going to be appreciated at all, and a luncheon is nice. Especially because they usually have the office staff put together door prizes and stuff :). At Christmas I won a jar of nuts, but I traded it for a cute Christmas-y thing. 

I know my kids appreciate me, but I had a few actually give me stuff this week. Don’t lie. You know it’s nice. I usually don’t get gifts. Fourth graders don’t give gifts as much as third graders, I guess. Of course, most of these came from teacher kids. Kids of teacher parents. 

This is how my kids appreciated me this week (even though my boss was too busy lol):

One sweetie pants gave me this:

A star necklace “Because you’re a star teacher”.  Awww.

A giant coffee cup! with owls! It holds, like, eight cups of coffee. Just enough to get me through the morning.

These cookies were Mrs. Fields! I had to teach Saturday School this weekend. We did fractions with the cookies. And what did we learn? The more people you share with, the smaller each piece. A valuable lesson. I ate about four cookies. I finally had to share them with my brothers, because they were dangerously delicious.
One little guy gave me this:
It’s full of glue, glue sticks, pencils and Kleenex! His mom made it. She wrapped it all up in a cool way and put yellow ribbon around it with little bee stickers glued on. So thoughtful.

And perched on the very top was this precious little guy! At first I thought it was a changepurse, but it’s a cute little nail kit!

Do my kids know me or what?

So to give back a little, we made these for Mother’s Day:

I hot glued popsicle sticks together to make little picture frames. Then I busted out my Dollar Store puzzles and the kids went to town. A few found buttons and other doo-dahs in my craft box and glued those on as well. 
They turned out pretty adorable. I took a picture of each kid and glued it in – bada bing. Happy Mother’s Day.

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  1. Our PTSO treated us to lunch Monday through Wednesday, then breakfast on Thursday and Friday…since Thursday was our Field Day and Friday was the day PreK through third grades went to the zoo for our FREE TRIP! 🙂 They also had little gifts for us…bandaids, lifesavers, mints, etc. I didn't get anything from my students, but was not surprised since PTSO sent out a note asking for a dollar or two to do all they did. It was a nice touch. 🙂



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  2. You are loved!! Such sweet things from your kiddos : )

    I can't believe your principal sent that email–it's so sad how everything gets so busy these days!!

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