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Friday, June 10, 2011

Teacher's Appreciation Week

As all know, I just need an opportunity to go gaga over the teacher's at Kabir's daycare/preschool HCM. Just love them. And with Teacher's Appreciation week in May, I wanted to do something special. We missed the actual week as our family was out in Florida vacationing. But I made it up for it last week.

I made a handmade gift for Kabir's 4 teachers, for each day of the week.

Monday: Flower Pot



I got 2 types of plants and mixed it together in 4 different pots, one for each teacher. And the sign with 'Thanks for helping Kabir bloom' was my favourite. I got this idea from skiptomylou. She also has an editable pdf to download the printable.

Tuesday: Cupcakes in a Mason Jar




Isint this cute! I could'nt find any box big and cute enough that I could use to pack atleast 3 cupcakes. Then I saw a mason jar on my window sil and deicded to use that instead. Layered 3 cupcakes with a generous dollop of icing in between each layer. Used a burlap cloth in between the lid which gave it an earthy touch. Green spoon(to match the icing) and a 'Thank You' tag, and that was it. Loved the outcome.

Wednesday: Magnet Clothespin


I got a pack of simple clothespin from dollarstore and made these 4 sets of 5 embelished magnets from it. Teacher's can use these to hold class drawings, notes, pictures..Each clothes pin has a thick magnetic strip on the back. I made few for myself with a mounting tape on the back, as we have a stainless steel refrigerator. I followed the turorial here to make these adorable magnets. 

Also added along was a 'Thank You' card, colored by Kabir and put together by his Mommy.




Thursday : Rye Berry Grass


This is a project in which Kabir was actively involved(in watering). We all were quite fascinated by the fast growth of berry(seeds bought from local Organic Store). I got this super neat idea from here. There are instructions to grow wheat grass here. I used rye berry seeds instead of wheat, but followed the same instructions.

For decorating the cups, I used chalkboard contact paper which I ordered from amazon. I can already think of 1000 more ways of using this paper. 


Along with the cup, I packed some more seeds of berry which teachers can grow on their own, with the list of instructions on how to grow, and a note below. I got this wording from here, which has another amazing idea for gifting.

Friday: Personalized Thank You Pic 


I printed off a 'ThankYou' off internet, and had Kabir color it(with lots of help from Mommy). Then, clicked a pic of him with the drawing. That was a hard one as he is all in 'NO' phase, and everytime I asked him to say cheese, he would frown and say 'No cheese'.lol.

Last year, this week was just before I had started blogging,but I would still like to post one of the gifts I made for the teachers then. I had printed the letters of 'Thank You' on a plain paper, and cut and pasted them on white paper plates. I took a picture of each kid holding a different letter. As kids were really small to stand all together, I took pics of them individually and then later merged them all together. Got it printed on a photo paper and the card was ready from the class.


I wish I could do something like this, this year as well, but some kids from the class were transitioning to the next class. So, I settled with just Kabir's pic.

There are not enough words or gifts with which I can thank the teachers who put in their heart and soul for this job. Its because of great teachers and caregivers like these, that I can afford to leave my kid without any worry and go to work each morning.

Heart felt thanks to all the Teacher's out there...

9 comments:

Yamini Kaur said...

You are the awesomest !!! Lovely ideas, great execution.. and I am sure the teachers must have been touched by the efforts you put in... not to talk about the spectacular results.

I am sure they will cherish your gifts !!

Anuja Krishnan said...

o wow....those teachers must feel very very special, they got lucky or what!! and u r one talented girl I know...!!! GREAT job.....

Sarika said...

Loved each one of them... must say Lucky teachers :)

sinigdha said...

ooooo...tania!!u r simply superb!

Tania Tangri said...

Thanks Didi & Anu... I feel its Kabir & I who are lucky to have found such teachers. I am almost panicking on the thought of Kabir moving to preschool.

Tania Tangri said...

Thanks Sarika...
Thanks Sinigdha..

Crystal said...

Your magnets turned out amazing!
What sweet gifts you made for your little one's teachers. I am sure they LOVED them all. :)

Thanks for sharing a link to my site. I actually have two new magnet tutorials I can not wait to share... really soon. :)

Adorable blog by the way.

maha said...

you are so awesome...oh my goodness.......wow....each idea is so unique and so personalized...i wish i was tht teacher :p

Tania Tangri said...

Thanks Crystal... yes, the teachers loved it. Looking forward to your new tutorials..

Thanks Maha. :-)

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