I have a short post tonight about my Pinterest-inspired volunteer gifts for my parents. I was very lucky to get the Roots of Empathy program this year. My ROE volunteer put in hours and hours of work on her own time. She delivered a wonderful program that both myself and the kids appreciated very much. So, for her I made this:
|thumprint bugs from kids and grass from fingers|
I was inspired by this Pin:
Next, I took individual pictures of each child in my class holding a letter that, when put together, spells out THANK YOU <3 GRADE 2/3. It turned out so cute! I absolutely adore this idea. Lots of finicky work but well worth it. It was also inspired by Pinterest.
TUTUS and TURTLES.
And last, but not least, the volunteer gifts for the other three AMAZING moms/grandmoms who have helped out in my room this year. They have been wonderful, supportive and enthusiastic; I am going to miss them next year.
I bought three insulated eco cold drink cups (bpa free) from Winners. I was inspired by a pin from A MODERN TEACHER. She has made four really pretty labels to go with these types of cups. You can fill the cups with mints, lifesavers, even "Extra" gum OR tea...That got me to thinking...So, I have decided to make "Spiced Iced Tea" and put it in canning jars: one for each cup/volunteer. My directions on the mason jar will say "Go home, put your feet up, pour yourself a cup of iced tea, and RELAX" Inside the cup, I will include the ingredients to make the tea (ie tea bags, cinnamon sticks, cloves, etc). This way, my lovely volunteers can enjoy a cup of tea and then have the ingredients at hand to make more if desired!
PLEASE CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE AMAZING POST FROM A MODERN TEACHER
Although time-consuming, these are really cost-effective, special gifts that I hope will be enjoyed by women who impacted our class in such a positive way this school year.
Whew! Well, that's it for now. See you soon and thanks so much for reading my post...I know it was long :)