It’s that time of year again. You need to start thinking about what you could possibly do to let the teachers in your life (or in most cases, your kids’ lives) know that you truly appreciate everything they do, everything they have done and everything they will continue to do in the classroom!
Teacher Appreciation Week begins Monday, May 7, 2012 and ends Friday, May 11, 2012.
That gives you less than a month to come up with something fabulous. Since you’re here on the Little Black Dress Kit Club blog we already know that you like scrapbooking. And since you are browsing the blog for ideas for projects, we can assume that you might feel up to making something for the teachers you love. You might want to consider using your most recent monthly scrapbook kit to create a mini album for your favorite teacher/s. Take this Teacher Appreciation album by Ginny H, LBD Kit Club Design Team Member as inspiration:
Mrs. Hines! Fill in the name of the teacher you are appreciating here, of course, but feel free to decorate your cover in a similar fashion using the trims, embellishments and scrapbook papers from your April 2012 scrapbook kit from LBD.
Every Teacher Appreciation Book will be unique, but this particular set up would be great for a recording of the schedule the class regularly held throughout the week. We love the day by day record and it’s simple enough to provide even the youngest students with inspiration for a little note taking/journaling.
This set up was designed to accommodate the recording of sight words (of younger aged children). Other ideas might include: facts learned throughout the year, “favorites” of the student at hand, a list of the student’s daily schedule, a freehand recording of a momentous day or moment or experience that happened during the year for the student or the class as a whole, etc.
Leave room for pictures! Hopefully you have a few snapshots of the teacher and your student. But if not, throw in a few pictures of your student throughout the year showing how they have changed, etc.
We recommend including a letter from your student to their teacher. Encourage them to note down their favorite things about the classroom, the teacher, their favorite subjects, etc.
Here you can encourage younger students to record their “numbers.” For older students, you might want to have them note their most noteworthy projects completed throughout the year. Pictures are a plus, but handwritten notes are perfect.
We love the additions of smaller page inserts throughout the book and, in a perfect world, you’ll have photos that will coincide with the stories, etc. that are recorded throughout the book.
You’ll notice that Ginny’s Teacher Apprecitation Mini Book is empty. This is because Ginny left the pages blank for her daughter to decorate and fill in. She is planning on her writer her sight words and numbers and some of the other things she has learned throughout the course of the year in Kindergarten and then give it as a gift showing all she appreciates having learned from her lovely Mrs. Hines.
What other ideas have you come up with to gift to teachers this year?
the Teacher Appreciate Mini Book:
non-kit items- Chipboard letters-Making Memories and American Crafts, mist-October Afternoon and Studio Calico, doily-Wilton, pen-American Crafts, stickers-October
Afternoon, stamps-Jenni Bowlin, library card-office supply