Today is the last day of school. My big man will be a first grader in a matter of hours. Where did the time go! No srsly... did I just drop him off for his first day of school last month? Sheesh!
I really love my son's teacher. I'm actually super excited that he will have her again as his school is doing something called 'looping' where they will have the same teacher/class for two years. I think this is actually a pretty awesome idea. I probably like the idea more then I should b/c his teacher is the best teacher ever! There are times when I want to invite her over for dinner and take her out to lunch. She has helped my son out so much this past year. I have seen him grow into a very impressive and bright young man. And I know it's b/c of her loving and attentive nature with him. See, he has ADHD and he's not always the easiest kidd to work with. His Pre-K teacher last year wouldn't even let him go on feild trips unless I was to attend with them. And having a new born and a 3 year old, that wasn't always possible. So I appreciate what my son's Kindergarten teacher has done.
With the numberous open houses his school has, I noticed that his teacher has a fun spot under the windows of the classroom where she keeps everything that her students have made her. That is when I had an idea. Paper Flowers! Flowers are always fun to recieve, but they tend to not last as long as I would wish. But paper flowers, oh boy! They will last forever and ever! Hopefully at least.
Miss Nina from Waffleflower.com had an amazing tute on origami flowers. With some K&Co girl scout paper I had been hording, I got to work.
I added buttons and sequins (my new crafty bff!) and made these flowers totally POP! The K&Co paper is just perfect for a project like this. Since this is for a teacher, the fun colors and doodles really make the project come alive!
The container is actually a Simple Orange juice bottle that I painted the inside white. The tag and fun bag are from Freckles and Pigtails. And the stamps set I used is from Paper Smooches.
It's a fun project to make for any teacher in your life, just a little something to show them that they matter and you appreciate them.
Now I want to know what you have given to teachers in the past or even this year?