Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Teacher Gifts

Leaving town last week for my Grandma's funeral really messed with my schedule. I had plans to make teacher gifts so we would have them to give out on Friday. That obviously didn't get done. Friday was tough. It was so hard to say goodbye to everyone. Lots of tears were shed. I really felt bad that we didn't have anything to give to the teachers.

So.....this weekend we worked on gifts and delivered them on Monday morning. My first grader is pretty creative. He's been wanting to paint a canvas, so that is what we did. He painted and then we decorated it. He came up with the #1 teacher idea, wrote "I love you..." on the circle and, of course, wrote his name.
I think it turned out cute and his teacher loved it. And we loved his teacher. He had her for kindergarten and then she moved up to first grade this year. That means we had two years to get really attached to her.
Next is the gift for Sweet Girl's kindergarten teacher. This was her second year of teaching. Having a child with special needs in her classroom was obviously something she had never experienced. Actually, it was a pretty new concept for the whole school. Most of the special needs students are together in their own classroom. That is great, but we thought the regular classroom was the best for our girl. Mrs. Davis did an incredible job!
This actually started out as a wall hanging from the Hobby Lobby clearance aisle. I just covered over the picture. I guess you can probably tell that the card holder is a math flashcard. I just cut it in half and then sewed the pieces together to make a pocket.
Then there is Sweet Girl's aide.....What an answer to prayer. We had no say in who the district hired to be with our girl during the entire school day. She would have to feed her, change her, help her with her work....Well, she did more than that. She loved our Sweet Girl! What a blessing Miss Angela was. I always knew my girl was being taken care of. It was so nice not to worry about her. Sure wish she would move to our new town with us!
I love the photo because Sweet Girl is looking right into Miss Angela's eyes. She has such a sweet look on her face and I can just see the love in those eyes! It made me think of all the things she might say if she could talk.
I hate all the goodbyes, but I'm glad we came up with something to show our appreciation. Like I told each of these wonderful women - words just cannot express how much they mean to us.

{"Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God." Philippians 1:3}


Corene said...

Wow! Love these!

marcia said...

Just found your blog through "Notes from a Cottage Industry" ( I think. )
Sweet blog, lovely family and photographs.
Love the bible verses with each post.
Hope your move goes well.
marcia in TX

Heidi ( said...

I'm sure these teachers will appreciate these gifts for years and years. Very creative, but extremly thoughful and heart-sent.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gifts for any teacher. Love them.

Molly said...

Those are such precious gifts and
will be treasured for a long time.
The picture of Martilee is just
heart warming, so full of love and
joy. Remember our prayers for her
aid last summer? And I'm certain
God is preparing another one who will be a perfect fit just as Miss Angela was!

Charmingdesigns said...

I love your BLOOM. Laurie