It’s a busy time for teachers, parents, and students, but I
don’t need to tell you that. I say, this
is the time to keep things simple, yet thoughtful. My daughter is about to begin first grade.
This is a copy of her school supply list:
Wait. Did that say 18 glue sticks??? Yes. It did. It was a bit difficult to turn the 18 glue sticks into a bouquet…so
instead, I went with the pencils! Why
not? What a happy little surprise to see
the bunch of pencils all grouped together and tied with an easy, yet beautiful
An apple for the teacher is still a great symbol for any
Educator. However, here’s a tip from my
years as a teacher. Most teachers have
enough apple décor to last a lifetime.
Why not give an edible gift – a real apple, just dressed up a bit. A shiny red delicious with a bow is the
perfect first day of school gift!
Students, teachers, ANYONE can use a new notebook. For this project, I used a little May Arts
ribbon on the edge, and outlined a label with the word “notes.” One back to school inspired composition book
ready to go!
I LOVE the lime green sticky post-its. They are the size of 3 x 5 note cards. They make appreciated little gifts to teacher
friends or for your child’s teacher. Add
a special “thanks” and a knotted ribbon and you have a thoughtful, usable “note
It is a crazy busy time for soooo many people, probably for
you, too. But the little extra effort to
add a little ribbon will help your start of year gift stand out from the crowd
and may give a shot of brightness and joy to someone’s day.