This week is Teacher appreciation week. I love doing little things over a week to show our teachers how we love them. Well I love making the things. But when it comes time to actually GIVING them to the teacher, I'm always so embarrassed. I don't know why. I guess I worry they will think it is silly.
You have no idea how I agonized over this one.
Before school last week, I took construction paper and traced the hands of the children in my son's classmates. I had them sign the middle of their hand too. A few weeks ago I asked the principal's seceretary if I could decorate the teacher's door. They don't do that here. I don't know why, but they don't. She seemed surprised to have such a request but asked the principal anyway. Yes, she thought it was a delightful idea. Really the school is like 12 years old and they don't do that here. Seems strange to me. I thought so last year too, but didn't get up enough nerve to ask.
Anyway I took the handprints and layered them on posterboard to sort of resemble a flower. I cut out some words and a flower pot and a stem and leaves. I added some real ribbon to the flower pot. I was careful to make sure each child's name was showing.
All weekend long I was worried...I'm not sure what I worried about. Right before school I remembered I needed to snap a picture. I tried not to show my kid's but they were holding it. So you see a bit of them anyway. And it is a little crooked.
But guess what? The teacher loved it and thanked the class for helping make it. Yay!