Every year, my children try to think of something special to give to their teachers as a thank you for all of their hard work during the school year. For my middle schooler, we usually give one big group gift, so that no one feels left out. (She has way too many teachers to purchase gifts for individually.)
This year, we decided on a “Garden Party”. Amy spent several days painting and decorating wooden birdhouses for each one of her Core Curriculum teachers (from left to right: Math, Social Studies, Reading, Language Literacy, and Science).
This year, several long-time teachers are leaving our district, so she made birdhouses for them, too. She went to great pains to make sure that each and every house was unique and special, geared towards the individual recipient. She made two for the retiring science teachers, a cabin for the retiring Social Studies teacher, a hospital for the Nurse, and an art studio for the art teacher:
We brought in tea, some croissants, cakes, and a flat of begonias to round out the Garden Party theme. It all turned out beautifully, and the teachers were very appreciative. Amy enjoyed making something special for each one, and I think she did a great job.