Teacher Appreciation Week is this week at my sons school. Instead of a real bouquet of flowers, my son made a paper flower card. The school suggests a theme for each day of the week to help base gifts on. The list is as follows:
Monday: Small plant or flower
Tuesday: A small sweet treat
Wednesday: A note from the student.
Thursday: Gift card (for example a $5 iTunes gift card)
Friday: A classroom supply (glue, hand sanitizer, markers, etc)
I figured my sons teacher would be receiving lots of real flowers and plants. And while yes, they are beautiful, there might be a different approach my son and I could take. I decided we could make a card with flowers on it. It’s still a bouquet of flowers, just not living. This saves a bit of money but still shows appreciation to his teacher. It was also a good sit down hands on project for me and my son to do together.
Each tulip opens up revealing a short message inside. My son wrote 5 reasons why he enjoys his teachers class. I made sure to keep the messages unique to her class to get him brainstorming. He’s in first grade so “it is fun” could be a common response. This was a great time to talk about specific things he enjoys about first grade and acknowledge his teacher make those events happen.