Because I enjoy doing crafty, fun things and because I’ve seen so many inspiring things on pinterest.com I wanted to find something to make for the boys’ teachers for the 1st day of school. I gave them to the teachers at entrance conferences. NO they weren’t bribery but I it may have added a leg up for my youngest who sometimes needs it.
I made these cute monograms that I was inspired by in this post: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/08/make-teacher-monograms/. They were fun but also a bit tricky. For the crayon one I used broken crayons (what mom doesn’t have those around?). I had to cut or break some of them to make them the right size but that wasn’t too tough. The pencil one was a bit easier. I cut them with a hack saw (I think that’s what it’s called) and sharpened the end of some of them to get them the right size. I think they turned out nicely.
I also made them these boxes to survive the first day of school. I was inspired by this: http://beeinourbonnet.blogspot.com/2010/08/first-day-survival-kit.html. Mine were a bit more simple and I filled them with chocolate candies and some starburst (which was insisted on by Avery). I hope that the teachers don’t need them to survive MY children but it is always nice to have a little treat in your desk drawer.
Hope all you teachers and parents had a great first day of school!