Welcome for our final day of teacher appreciation. I hope that you are having fun remembering your own school days and that you are having fun making pages for your childhood or that of your children.
LAYOUT IDEA: TEACHERS IN COSTUME
For today's layout idea, we are going to take a minute to remember, applaud, and memorialize those teachers in our lives that go by other names: coaches, instructors, mentors. My kids all do sports and they have terrific relationships with their coaches. My little Lavender spends 15 hours a week in kindergarten, and 9 at gymnastics. It would be foolish of me to not understand the impact that her gymnastics coaches have upon her.
Having a boy in middle school, I have been reminded of the importance of having good coaches. Men (and women) who encourage our children to be their better selves. Adults who can mentor and cheerlead. Who demand improvement. And work to earn respect and who encourage your children to gain their respect. I appreciate the back up for early bedtimes, good sportsmanship, and healthy lifestyles. Then, you get to go to a game and watch your son determinedly earn the respect of a coach; it's a proud parent moment indeed.
(This layout was totally inspired by Lisa's layout design from her Digging Deep week. Thank you, Lisa!)
Other relationships you might want to remember are sunday school teachers, primary teachers, day care teachers, after school class instructors, student teachers, regular substitute teachers, and youth group leaders. I feel a whole new set of layouts coming on!!
TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFT IDEA: BOOKPLATES
We are blessed with an amazing school system. Our teachers have filled their rooms with books they own. I thought that perhaps a few bookplates would be helpful for them. They could stick them in the classroom books so that they don't get lost in kids' book boxes.
Here is the book plate I designed.
I am going to print them on this sticky back paper. I can get 9 to a sheet so I think I will do 3 of them.
Once I trim them, I can stack them up, and tie them with a ribbon. Poppy is going to pick out a book for her teacher to finish off the perfect gift for Mrs. Johson. I will put it in a brown paper bag and tie it with my favorite red and white twine! Perfect!!
Thank you for spending some time with us this week! I hope we have given you some useful ideas for celebrating the teachers in your lives. As a parting gift, let me leave you with two other gifts you might print.
First, if you need a little something to frame, I found this lovely lovely print.
It was made by Megan from the Balancing Home blog. They have it as a free download. So gracious of them. Be sure to leave a bit of thanks--I'm sure they appreciate thanks for freebies as much as we do!
Lastly, this one made me laugh out loud. In ways I can't even tell you!! It comes from SkipToMyLou.
Seriously, so very funny!!