Monday, August 15, 2011

Teacher Gift & Meet the Teacher...Day 226

This morning while the kids were playing outside, I called Sunshine over so I could take a picture of her playing on her last day of summer vacation and this is what I got...
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Yep, that's how I feel about the last day of summer too!

We sure are going to miss her everyday from 8 to 3!!!
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I posted a sneak peak of the gift Sunshine and I were working on for her teacher last night...
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Here is the final product...
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There are LOTs of variations to this gift...I originally found a list of possible items HERE. I did a bit more searching and found THIS finished product...I love the colors and style so I used it for inspiration :o) I found a cute "1st Day of school survival kit" sign HERE and used it on the side of the box.
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As far as the contents, you can go as crazy as you want...the possibilities are {almost} endless! There are some more examples HERE. We decided to go with the crayons {To color your world bright and beautiful}, penny {to remind you, each will shine in their own special way}, burst (starburst) {to give you a burst of energy when you need it}, tissue {to wipe away the tears...yours and theirs}, peanuts {so you can go a little nutty}, erasers {to remind you everyone makes mistakes} and clips {to help you hold it all together}.

I was at a bit of a loss on what type of package to put the items in since the tags I made were on the large side...
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and then I remembered these boxes I made around Christmas time...
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...and I remembered I bought several packages of the boxes 75% off after Christmas! Whoo hoo!
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You can click HERE to see how to make the hole in the top of the box :o)
The box was the perfect size for all of the goodies!
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Btw, I cut out the tags and letters using my AWESOME, AMAZING, OUTSTANDING new cricut...thanks hubby :o) I printed out the descriptions using my super handy labeler.

Today was Sunshine's meet your teacher and drop off your supplies day. Could she be anymore excited? Ha!
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She is SO happy about going back to this school...seriously, she could not stop smiling! Sweetness!
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We're almost there!
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The first thing she did was give her teacher the gift she made...I could tell in the first minute that her new teacher has a very similar personality to Sunshine! It was like they were talking the same, super excited language :o) They are going to have a great year :o)
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Next up, time to pack her desk...
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I've mentioned it before, but Sunshine is SO excited that her new school teaches bible! Here she is putting her new bible up :o)
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My happy little second grader!
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Of course, we couldn't leave without visiting her kindergarten teachers!
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Second grade...here we come!

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