Friday, May 9, 2008

We love our Teacher!

This week Oren's school celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. Due to a crazy schedule I didn't get anything done until yesterday afternoon. Oren was so excited to give his gift to his teacher. We have really appreciated the work she does with Oren. She is so patient with him, never judges him or his Mommy and Daddy, and gives him the benefit of the doubt. She chose to focus on the things he does right rather than the mistakes in behavior he makes, and has done her best to make this year a positive and productive year. A teacher like that deserves flowers, right? Right!

Oren and I saw a similar idea in one of my scrapbooking magazines. I thought it was so cute I just had to do it. It is a vase filled with Jelly Belly jelly beans. Then we took pencils and glued some of my scrapbook papers around them. We cut out cardboard flowers and attached paper to the cardboard, then a little button in the middle. I glued the flowers to the pencil on the metal, and tied some green ribbon around the pencil for leaves. The jelly beans were too random colored, so we covered the vase in the tissue paper to make the flowers pop. Oren was so excited, and I thought it came out super cute.

The vase was super cheap, a dollar-store find, and I got the scrapbook paper at 200 pages for $10. I already had the pencils, the tissue paper was at the dollar-store, and the ribbon is part of my scrapbook stuff. The only pricey part were the jelly beans, but she is too good to give the generic tasteless brand. I only hope the pencils sharpen okay for her!


Rachel H. said...

What an awesome, creative idea! Thanks for sharing!! Might have to use that sometime!!

Stephanie said...

Way cute! She'll love it!

Farrell Family said...

That is so cute. I love it. I will definitely have to store this idea away to use in a few years.