Sunday, April 28, 2013

SUPER Teacher Water Bottle

Recently I was shopping at Old Navy when I spotted this water bottle near the check out.
As soon as I saw it, I knew what I could use it for.  With Teacher Appreciation Week approaching, I am always on the look out for ideas.  This year I have had the opportunity to be my son's first grade teacher.  It has been so fun to have this experience!  My older 2 children are at the middle school, where they have more than 10 teachers between them, so really I feel as though I have only one bigger teacher gift to buy this year.  Unless of course I want to buy myself something big!  Hmmm...not a bad idea!  :)
Anyway, my daughter's kindergarten teacher always has a water bottle with her so when I saw this water bottle with a Superman symbol I knew I had to grab it!

I attached a tag on it to read:  
You have been a SUPER teacher!  Thank you for all that you have taught me this year!

Monday, April 15, 2013

OWL Tell You Who's the Best Teacher

I know that owls are a popular theme these days.  If your child's teacher has an owl-themed classroom, this would be a perfect way to decorate their door to show appreciation!
Who is the best teacher?
OWL tell you...
Mr. _______________ .

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Come Rain or Shine, You're A Great Teacher Anytime!

This is a picture of my classroom door from last year.  I thought it was really cute, clever, and original.
 Since the words on the door are a little hard to read in the top picture, here are close ups of the clouds...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thanks For All You DEW!

It's that time again...time to start thinking of ideas for teacher appreciation week.  Yup that's right...ONE MONTH from now!  It scares me to think of the school year ending that soon!  There's still so much to do, so much to fit in, and nobody who wants to listen to me.  Ok so maybe that's how my day went today, but I do know that it gets that way as the weather gets warmer.
So for the next month I am going to focus on sharing some door decorating ideas or possible gift ideas.  If you have something you would like to share that relates to this topic; pictures of doors, appreciation/gift ideas, or a link to your site, please feel free to leave a comment.
Check out this awesome 3-D door from my school last year.  (Thanks for all you DEW!)  From what I could tell, the Mountain Dew can was created using a poster board, bent to form an arch.  The arch was then taped onto another poster board to hold its' form and then painted.  The yellow "Mountain Dew" coming out of the top of the can was crinkled (yellow) tissue paper.  I can't remember how the straw was created.  Any guesses?  I'm sure you could roll up red poster board or some kind of plastic to form one though??  What do you think?