Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Graduation Ideas

Right now I am playing catch up on this blog and on things I have found recently. HERE are some simple Graduation invitations, announcements and card ideas.
HERE are some more great ideas that could be used for graduates. I think this card is very cute and a clever way to give the grad some money.

And HERE are some more...

I love these cute and yummy looking graduation caps. Aren't they adorable!?!

Teacher Thank You Gifts

Doesn't this look like fun? A beach towel, suntan lotion and an Oprah magazine. Looks relaxing to me! The idea was featured on Tip Junkie, along with some other great ideas.

Here are a few more teacher appreciation ideas that were found on Studio 5 in case your child's school year isn't quite over and you like all these cute corny sayings.
• "Thanks for being an AWesome teacher!" (A&W rootbeer wrapped up with candy)
• "We've got to HAND it to you - you've been a great teacher!" (a pair of "Gloveables" - one of Oprah's Favorite Things)
• "Thanks for giving me a HANDS on experience this year!" (handprints stuck on a bottle of hand sanitizer)
• "Teacher, you ROCK!" (candy rocks)
• "LEI back and enjoy your day - you deserve it!" (Hawaiian themed candy bag, tied with lei)
• "Thanks a BUZZillion for BEEing a great teacher!" (bee themed cellophane bag with gift inside)
• "A child's mind is a lot like JELLO - you have to add all of the ingredients before it sets." (package of JELLO)
• "Thanks for working hard to plant SEEDS of knowledge in our classroom this year." (a mini pot filled with candy and a packet of flower seeds with flower balloon attached)

This movie gift basket looks super cute if you have some time to spare. If you want to tutorial on how this was done, click HERE.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thank You Ideas for Classroom Helpers

One more thought before the school year comes to an end. As a room mom, I don't expect anything from the teacher...I did it so that I could help out and be involved with my son's class. However, when I was a teacher, I liked to give a little something to the parents who helped during the school year to let them know how much their help meant to me. So...If you are a teacher looking for a way to thank your room mom, parent helpers, etc. here are a few suggestions:

* Thank you for all the EXTRA help this year! You have been such a LIFE SAVER to me! - Extra gum & Life Savers
* Thanks for giving me a HAND this year! - lotion
* Thanks for CHIPPIN' in to make this year a success! - Bag of chips
* Don't UNO you have been a huge help to me this year?!? - Uno candy bar or card game
* Thanks for all your hard work. It has MINT a lot to me!
* You have been out of this world with all the help you provided this year! - Milky Way

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Summer Vacation

I am still alive, just a little busy these days. The warm weather is here, summer is well on its way and school will be letting out soon, not to mention everything else we have going on these days. This post is to let you know that I may be starting my summer vacation soon. When I come across some fun ideas this summer, I will be sure to post, but until then...Enjoy your summer break and I will see you back here when school starts again!