Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

Hello, loves!

The end of the school year is here...I'm talking my little girl will graduate from preschool in just 6 short days. Where has the year gone? I am filled with mixed emotions. I'm proud and excited -- and all the while I'm depressed and a wee bit weepy (seriously, I've been crying over everything lately! How can she already be this big and smart?!}

I'm just not ready to spend hours away from her next year while she's in class. I'm not ready to give up our lazy mornings filled with snuggles, playtime, Disney movies, late breakfasts, and story times. But I will...because she is ready. Because of her amazing teachers we have been blessed with this year she is prepared and she will be amazing and do amazing things in her elementary years to come.

She is so eager to learn and I just love watching her grow and become such a bright young lady.

Speaking of BRIGHT. Here are the teacher gifts I delivered today. Again, I cannot stress how amazing these ladies are. Mrs. Perigo and Mrs. Miller if you stumble across this you both are such gems and we couldn't have asked for better teachers for our Lillie. Thank you!

So here's the scoop, I am not a teacher but I am obsessed with pens, markers, anything I can doodle or draw with. Always have been. Always will be. It's in my blood or DNA or something! So, I have to imagine that when you are a teacher you are born with a gene similar if not even more pronounced than the one I'm speaking of.

I filled the summer time cups {from Wal-Mart} with BRIGHT highlighters and SHARPIES. Printed out some adorable tags that say "Thanks for a BRIGHT school year! XOX, Lillie" and colored them in with a few of the highlighters that I included in the cups. Ta-Da! Simple, yes, indeed. But hopefully something that they can  use while they are enjoying their summer break and then have some bright and colorful pens and markers for the upcoming school year!

Do you have any ideas for teacher appreciation / end of school year gifts that you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them in the comments below!

Love always,