Tuesday, August 14, 2012

1st Day Gift for Teacher

I try to send my son with a gift for his teacher on the first day of school.  Here is what I came up with for this year:

"Hope this year gets off to the write foot!"
a basket filled with writing utensils that teachers need




Polkadot Mechanical Pencils--Target Dollar Spot
Individual Sharpies in fun colors--Walgreens sale, .37 each
Individual highlighters blue and green--Walgreens sale, .17 each
Multipack Highlighters--Walgreens sale, usually $3 or $4, got for .50!
Sharpie 2pack-- Not sure where I got them, under $1.
Dry Erase markers--not sure, under $2
Blue and white polka dot box--Dollar Tree or Target's Dollar Spot

Die Cut Shoe Shape--my friend did it using her Cricut and I paid her a dollar.  It survived nearly a week before someone drew an extra line on it.  The night before school started.  WHO DREW ON MY SHOE!? Gah.  Well whatever.  It's the teacher's perfect introduction to US.  :)



What about you?  Do you send a gift to the teacher on the first day?  I hope my son's teacher enjoys the little gift and feels encouraged and confident that she has parents this year who care!  

--shared at Tots and Me's back to school linky, Tutus & TeaParties, the Mommy Mess, and A Little Knick Knack




11 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a back to school gift for your sons teacher. It looks great!

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  2. 1. I want to go get the polka dot mechanical pencils for myself!
    2. Would you please post how to add cool words and arrows on photos?! I wanna do that, too. :)

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  3. That's really nice of you. :-) My kids are still babies, so no school yet!

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  4. What a nice thing to do for your sons teacher. By the time we get done shopping for all the school supplies required here, sending in a gift never enters my head!

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  5. OMG! I love the shoe note!! So thoughtful! :)

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  6. Visiting from the BTSBash linky :)

    This is such a cute idea! We always do gifts at the end of the school year, but it didn't occur to me to send one on the 1st day of school!

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  7. This is such a sweet and thoughtful idea! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Neat idea! Those are all things teachers need! :)

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  9. Oh it looks beautiful....I know you must be thrilled!!
    christmas gifts

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  10. Very cool! I've never sent a first day gift to a teacher, but now I'm feeling kind of like I should have :)

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  11. I love the idea of a BTS gift for the teachers! I had never thought of that before! Thank you for the great idea!

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