Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Teacher Appreciation

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! My district, administrators and families, always spoils us this week.  We are being fed like kings and queens! Just today I had a Chick-Fil-A lunch and a fresh fried pie from a local BBQ restaurant.  And a student brought me a lemon Nothing Bundt cake.  I'm telling you - Like. A. Queen.

I try to do something nice for the boys' teachers during this week. The trouble is that I'm usually totally beaten down by this point in the year. I have great ideas in February but no follow through in May.  And I have a weird thing about making things for their teachers.  I like to give food at Christmas and a handmade gift for teacher appreciation.  But, we don't always get to do what we like ;)

I wouldn't say I'm beaten down this year.  It's been a great year.  But I am tired.  And I didn't have any good ideas.  Then I was looking for something in my Google Drive and came across something I had done in the past...S'mores Kits.  I had repackaged graham crackers (very frustrating because they break so easily), marshmallows and chocolate bars into a paper bag with a cute little tag. 

I didn't want to do kits again for a couple of reasons.  1. I couldn't deal with the graham crackers again. 2. the big boys didn't want to deliver anything.  That's when I hit upon the idea of a S'mores Snack Mix. 

I am for sure I've seen this on Pinterest 1000 times.  I did, I just looked it up. There are a 1000 variations of it.  I am not the originator of this idea. 

I mixed 2 large boxes of Golden Grahams cereal, 2 bags of mini marshmallows and 1 large bag of chocolate chips together.  That filled about 3 gallon ziploc bags.  I made 3 batches because I wanted to 2 gallon bags for the middle school, 2 gallon bags for the high school, 1 gallon bag for the HS coach's office and 1 gallon bag for the elementary school office.  I bought 6 super cute square bowls from Party City to serve the mix in. Then I filled 8 paper bags for B's teachers - he still likes delivering. 

Since I'm a 'special'/elective teacher, I always make sure to send things for B's specials teachers - art, computer, library, PE, his behavior specialist.  I also like to keep the office ladies happy!

I printed tags for the bags and table tent style signs to but with the bowls.  Here's a link to the Google Slide for those

There ya go! A cute, easy, inexpensive teacher appreciate gift idea.  Go forth and appreciate!

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