May 3, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week: Take Note . . .

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This day is always a toughie to come up with something original and on the cheap.  The kids are supposed to write a little note to their teachers telling them how great they are. Last year we did backwards notes that had to be read in a mirror. The year before that we did microscopic notes that had to be read with a magnifying glass. This year we spent a boat load of cash to buy three brand spanking new pencils.  I know. I know – financially irresponsible.

The kids typed up their notes on the computer and I printed them out on legal sized paper strips and taped them together to make one long, skinny six foot note. Then we rolled the note around the pencil, added a little ribbon pull with some double sided tape and a mention to “please pull”.

I hope the teachers have fun unrolling the sincere sentiments of my two kids.  This was a fun, easy one to do and cost us sixty cents for all three teachers.

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8 comments:

TracyS. said...

LOVE IT!

Apis Melliflora said...

It reads like a secret message (as did the past two years)...and all secret things are just totally cool. Next year, maybe a message in a bottle?

Tracie said...

You ROCK!!! Um, but I need a search engine on your blog so I can go back and find things like this when I need them! Or I can just start keeping a "Sam's ideas" folder ;) Oh how I love your creativity!!! I hope you were able to delegate all dish duty for a few days to let those toasted fingers heal! OUCH!!!

Meaja said...

Really cute and EASY peasy idea! You're a doll, and pretty cool to boot.

lee kriel said...

You are amazing! Love these ideas!

Aiketa said...

I will sound repetitive but I gonna say it anyway: you are so creative! Like Apis said, all your notes seem like secret messages... Really cool!

squeezeme said...

What a fun mom you are creating fabulous memories for your kids and helping them to express their gratitude for their teachers. I am certain you've brightened several teacher's days! Through small and simple things.....great things happen!

Bells said...

I'm so glad your teacher appreciation week is a couple weeks ahead of ours. It gives me time to pull from your awesome ideas! Thanks to you and Jones Design blog, my yw made some cute gifts for Mother's day as well!