Sunday, May 3, 2009

Teacher Appreciation - projects completed

Tomorrow starts teacher appreciation week at Matthew's school (and state testing for both boys). While I have already posted photos of the Thank You book covers for both Matthew's teachers - I have TOTALLY finished everything that I set out to do for the teachers & the appreciation week. In addition to the Thank You book, each teacher will get a "gift certificate bouquet". A little over $200 dollars was donated by the classroom families for gifts for the teachers...I purchased gift cards to various of stores (Target, Barnes & Nobel, Michaels and a movie theater) for the teachers for their personal use and to use for classroom supplies. The rest of the money was used for real flowers, which each child will walk in one-by-one and hand the teachers a flower.

The other thing our school does for Teacher Appreciation week is request the classroom door to be decorated. For Matthew's teacher's door, the theme was Shining Stars of Learning...or something like that. Each star had a photo of a student...then I created a full moon using a aluminum pie pan covered in plaster, giving it a crater like texture which I painted gray-ish and outlined some of the larger craters to make it look like it had eyes and a mouth (even rosy cheeks). Below is the earth (with a photo of the school) with the sun rising over it.
There are 2 signs posted:

Twinkle, Twinkle Student Stars
Teaching & Loving will take them far
Mrs. Moylan and Mrs. Krier
Provided fuel for their learning all year.

Mrs. Moylan and Mrs. Krier
You are our sun and our moon
And we are your grateful shining stars!
Thank you!

After the teachers enter the room tomorrow (surprised by the door decor) and the students give them the "gift certificate" bouquet, flowers and thank you roomparent job for the year is basically done (as this is one of the biggest projects - or at least I make it the biggest one).
Well, my weekend was filled with crafting...lots of good things, but I am looking forward to just sitting and stitching! I received the next Friendship Sampler RR in the mail over the weekend (Willeke) - which I am looking forward to stitching on.
It is time to hit the hay! Hope all had a good weekend. Remember...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa


Anonymous said...

You have been busy, nice projects to celebrate teachers

Mel said...

What a lovely gesture towards the teachers. :)

Cyn said...

Hi Lisa,

Wow! If I was a teacher I would be so excited to see that door, let alone the gifts!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Windy Meadow

Pam said...

You are a very creative room parent, your son's teacher is fortunate to have your help. You are a jewel.

CindyMae said...

What a great room parent you are! Love the stitchy project and I am sure that the teachers receiving them will cherish them!!