Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Open House" Gift for My Daughter's Teacher

I am one of those parents who always believes in truly celebrating my daughter's teachers.  Since I was in the classroom for all those years (I know I'm a sub now, but I have not forgotten), I know how often teachers are not appreciated and only contacted when there is something wrong.  I am one of those parents who likes to go beyond the norm and truly let the teachers know they are appreciated and loved in unusual ways.

One of these ways is something I started last year.  There is an Open House every year at my daughter's school the week before classes begin, and I rely on my fellow bloggers for ideas.  Last year, it was the First Day of School Survival Kit.  I really didn't think I would be able to top last year--her teacher loved it!  But here is what we are doing this year:

This is a Teacher School Supply Cake, and it is not my idea.  Check out this blog post for a complete tutorial.  I follow the tutorial fairly closely, and I have to admit that I thought it was going to be more difficult than it was.  But I will tell you that from start to finish, it only took about 30-45 minutes.  It probably took more time to get all the supplies.  I used a foam cozy ($1 at Walmart) for the pencil holder.  My daughter had the most fun putting the flowers on it.
I think she is pretty proud of her accomplishments!  I can hardly wait for my daughter's teacher to see this!  She has the same teacher as she did last year, so I am sure she will be surprised.  And I expect that all the other teachers might be just a bit jealous!  


  1. You did a great job and I know your daughter's teacher was thrilled to receive it! Thanks for your sweet and encouraging words on my blog (and thanks for the plug too)! I love the picture of your duaghter with the cake. She's a cutie! :)

  2. **daughter...guess I should read before I post to check for typos!

  3. What a great gift idea. It turned out beautifully!

    Gwen @ www.alittleunhinged.com

  4. Wow! What a fantastic idea. I'm sure teachers would be very appreciated of this kind of gift because they pay for all the supplies out of their pocket (at least they do here in Vancouver, Canada). I'll have to remember that one! Thanks for sharing this idea.


  5. How great! I bet she really appreciated that. And it means even more that your daughter put her own loving work into it! I'm returning the visit you paid me over at my blog: http://stacy-workinprogress.blogspot.com/


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