Teacher Time! – Day 4 (even though it’s day 5…)

OOPS. I'm a big loser. I didn't get around to posting yesterday. SORRY JENNIE! I'll make up for it. Today I'll post day 4 even though technically it is day 5. And I'll post day 5 by Tuesday (maybe even this weekend if I get my act together!). Be sure to check out Jennie's blog for our week of teacher time ideas! She's so clever!

Well, my day 4 project is really fun and I loved putting it together. I hope the teachers liked them. The are Survival Kits for their classrooms. I used these bead organizers from Michael's and filled them with all sorts of goodies. Used my Silhouette SD to cut the vinyl out!

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DSC_0156 (Small)   DSC_0156 (Small) inside.

They include: highlighters, personalized pencils (with "from my son's name" on them from Oriental Trading), wipes, sanitizer, advil/tylenol, mints, cotton swabs, paper clips, binder clips, mini stapler with staples, bookmarks, liquid paper (does anyone use this anymore?), mini post-its, CHOCOLATE (of course!), pencil sharpener, band-aids, floss, and a Listerine pocket pac.

Fun, eh? I will be back with one more teacher gift sometime soon! Thanks for checking in!


Teacher Time! – Day 3

6 AM wake up calls are already getting old and it's only the 3rd day of school! WHEW. I'm sure it'll be better in a few weeks!

Day 3 of Teacher Time. Have you checked out Jennie's blog? She giving away a little something. Go check it out!

Here is my teacher gift for today. I really like how they turned out. I used my Silhouette SD machine to cut out the vinyl.

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These are those great big hand sanitizer bottles from Sam's. With a little Goo Gone, the labels came off.

I hope the teachers (and the kids) like them!

Teacher Time! – Day 2

Day 2 of Teacher Time going on here… What is that, you ask? Well, it's where Jennie and I are blogging our teacher gifts.

Today's gift is similar to last year's first day survival kit (the original idea came from Lexi!) But this year, we made them for the whole school! Contents include a santizer wipe, Advil or Tylenol, a cool mint, and chocolate, of course.

Just the right amount of stuff "To Help You Get Through the First Day!"

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DSC_0057 (Small)  See the flap?

DSC_0055 (Small)Love seeing them all lined up in the teacher's mailboxes!

I used my new accucut bon-bon die. It's a pinnovation so you print the words anywhere you want and the die will cut in the same place each time. TIME SAVER and most awesome!

Be sure to check out Jennie's blog for more teacher time!

See you tomorrow!

Teacher Time! – Day 1

Today was the first day of school around here! And MORE importantly, the first day of school for my youngest son. Wow, now I have a Kindergartener and a Fourth grader. Just can't believe it.

With the start of school brings teacher gifts. Not mandatory, of course but sure are fun. I LOVE making teacher gifts! Well, one of my best creative buddies, Jennie, also loves making teacher gifts. Last year, she and I and our friend Lori, did a Teacher Tag blog hop to showcase our teacher gifts for the start of school. Jennie asked me if I wanted to do it again this year. Well, YEAH. Of course, I do! I'm just a bit behind in the posting today due to that first day of school thing! 😉

Now, last night at 11pm (WHY can't I learn to do this earlier???), I decided both teachers needed a little "first day of school" gift. Quick and easy and hopefully cute and useful, too:

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thank you cards

DSC_0061 (Small) 2 boxed sets of 8 cards & envelopes

Summer's over and it was a great summer at that. I love having my boys home. My husband got to take his sabbatical this summer (1 month off work) and we went to the USVI. It was wonderful. I wish we were still there. Sigh. School has started and with that comes all sorts of responsibilities.

But I'll have you know I didn't cry today. So what if I cried all weekend???  I didn't do it today. It wasn't about him starting Kinder. I LOVE his teacher. She was my oldest's K teacher, too. I LOVE our school. It's just that little guy won't be in the car riding around with me and keeping me company anymore. I'm sure I'll adjust to all of the free time but wow, what an adjustment!

Be sure to check out Jennie's blog and come back tomorrow, too. We're doing this teacher gift tag all week!

Stamps: Paper Smooches, A Muse (retired) tiny butterfly