Wednesday, May 30, 2012

End of School Year Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Even though my children will be continuing through the summer on a few subjects (Math, Science, and maybe some History/Geography) all of their other classes are coming to an end for the school year, before we move on to Golf Camp, Swimming Lessons, and all sorts of other summertime fun!

This year was our first year participating in a homeschool charter school.  I was hesitant to join in the fall, but it truly was an answer to prayer and ended up being such a huge blessing for our family.   In addition to using our "allotment" to pay for hockey, piano lessons, most of our consumables, and even printer ink, we had the best teacher coming to our home once a week for four hours (one hour for each of the children enrolled) to help.  Cynthia was amazing.  My little ones would climb up and sit on her lap while she listened to the girls practice reading aloud, she worked with all of them wherever I needed her help (Writing With Ease, First Language Lessons, Spelling, Math, etc), greatly increased my children's confidence in writing/journaling, and even helped us plant a garden!   Over the year she became a dear friend, and I always enjoy our Wednesday morning visits.  

Since today was her last day for this school year we decided to make her gifts from each of her "students."  I found all sorts of fun ideas online and thought I'd share the ones the kids decided to make for her this year, along with their handmade thank you cards.  I also picked up all the supplies for them to make gifts for their other teacher too!  ;) 

Potted Plant 
with printable tag from Living Locurto 
from Captain

Printable Thanks "a latte" Gift Card Holder 
inspired by eighteen25
from Rascal

Enjoy Summer Carry All 
inspired by Thoughtfully Simple
from Twinkle Toes

Summer Cup 
inspired by Lisa Storms
from Chiquita

Do you have any special gift ideas for teachers?  I'd love to hear about them! 


  1. can you share the name of the charter school...I would love to see if there is anything similar here...

    1. It's just a small local charter. From my research here in our state I've found that they are all so different! This was the first that we were even remotely interested in trying. You probably need to just ask around and find out what is available near you.

  2. Perfect timing! I was just looking for some teacher gift ideas and these are all great. I had seen a few of them, but I especially like the potted plant. It looks so pretty and easy! I'm glad that you were able to have a little help this year. You deserve it! We've used a charter in the past and having a good teacher makes all the difference. What are your plans for next year?

    1. If the allotment stays the same and (more importantly) we are able to have the same teacher come and help once a week (at this point we will) I think we will sign up again. If it wasn't for her I don't think I would have stayed in for the whole year. She really was a perfect fit for our family.

  3. These are GREAT! I pinned a couple of them. We are part of a homeschool/public school partnership too, and we also love it. Thanks for linking up! :)

  4. great ideas! Wish I would have seen this sooner.

  5. All awesome gifts. I would have loved getting any of these in my teaching days.


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