Mon, May 10, 2010
School is winding down and summer is quickly creeping up. It's the perfect time of year to start thinking about Teacher Appreciation gifts. After all, if you can read this, you have a teacher to thank for it!
Whether your children are in pre-school or high school, there is probably a teacher that has been a big part of their lives this year. Why not let them know how much you appreciate what they do with a great little gift for their classroom.
Give your teacher the traditional apple with a twist! Dress up her desk with a Coton Colors Apple Dry Erase Board. They can be personalized with your teacher's name to create a fun and functional remembrance of their favorite student.
Feeling crafty? Give the gift of time with a cute and creative Book Clock as seen on instructables.com. Such a great gift for those who love to read.
Step 1 - Gather supplies
A BOOK The book needs to be hardcover with a simple cover, not too much text. It should also be thin and large enough for the clock. A CLOCK KIT You’ll need the hands with the mechanical mechanism and small numbers. You can find these at your local craft store or at clockparts.com. A DRILL A cordless drill will work fine.
Step 2 - Remove a few pages
Before you start, you may want to cut out a few pages of the book to frame to complement your clock. Imagine framed children's book art on the wall next to the clock made out of the cover.
Step 3 - Drill
Drill a hole in the center of the book cover. You’ll want to follow the instructions that came with your clock pieces to determine which size drill bit to use.
Step 4 - Assemble your clock
Follow the instructions that came with your clock parts. The only tricky part is the thickness of the book.
Step 5 - Stick on the numbers
Use the longest hand as the guide for where the numbers should be and glue them to the cover. If you have time, make a circle template so your numbers are in a true circle. Either way, start with 12, 6, 9 and 3 and then fill in the other numbers.
Not a book worm? Try these other teacher treats surprisingly made from school supplies. The crayon wreath, framed crayon initials and personalized pencil cups are sure to score points with any educator.
As always, we would love to hear from you, please share your best (or worst...) teacher memories with us! The ending of the school year marks the beginning of summer and I can't wait to spend my summer with y'all.
We have so much planned this summer, the blog is gonna be packed with party planning and gift giving galore, be sure to stop by often and keep living your life in STYLE!!
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