Thanks to Pinterest (see paragraph at the end of the post!) I found a playful, yummy, and useful way to thank my kids’ teachers for being such a important part of their lives this year. Here’s the gift we put together for each of the 5 teachers. A beach bucket filled with candy and teacher supplies … with each item representing an aspect of why we are so thankful.
Here’s the letter that will be signed by my kids and included in the bucket …
I SKORed big when I got you for a teacher this year. Don’t SNICKER, but I think you’re FANTA-stic! I’d be a NERD if I didn’t thank you for helping me put PIECES of knowledge together. You are MOUNDS of fun and you have brought me so much JOY. I think you ROCK and are definitely a CUT above the rest. Thanks BEARY much for always being so JOLLY and for helping me become so SMART and SHARP. Teachers like you are worth a MINT. You are Mighty & Magnificent and made this such a COLORFUL year. Thank you STICKING by me and for helping quench my THIRST for learning. I hope you have a KOOL and SMOOTH summer!
On the back of the poem, I copied this key …SKOR = candy bar SNICKER = Snickers bar FANTA-STIC = Fanta orange soda NERD = Nerd Candy PIECES = Reese’s Pieces MOUNDS = candy bar JOY = Almond Joy candy bar ROCK = PopRocks CUT = Scissors BEARY = gummy bears JOLLY = Jolly Rancher candy SMART = smarties candy SHARP = sharpie marker MINT = Peppermint Patty Mighty & Magnificent = M&M candies COLORFUL = crayons STICKING = post-it notes THRIST = insulated cup KOOL = Kool Aid SMOOTH = lotion
I find SO much inspiration from Pinterest and this gift is no exception. The basis of the idea was from a Candy Gram Pail post from Simply Savvy. Then … I also used other ideas that I found (also on Pinterest) to add in … such as “FANTA-stic teacher” from 4 Men 1 Lady, “smarties & sharpies” from Little Pumpkin Grace, “cut-above the rest” scissors from Skip to My Lou, “Kool summer” from Classroom DIY!, adapted “smooth” year from Oops, I Craft My Pants (yes, you just read that correctly!)! Thank you ALL!