Take time to tell your teacher how special they are....

It's that time of year for preschool and elementary parents!  Time to show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them!  

I'm past that time in my life...but I remember it well!  Right in the middle of baseball season, end of year programs, scrambling for summer daycare, wedding shower gifts...the worst time of the year!  But NO ONE deserves more appreciation and recognition than the person who has been a teacher and mentor to your child, 7 hours a day, 5 days a week for the past 9 months!  

My daughter Sarah has quadruple duty this year because Ashton is "graduating" from preschool...he has FOUR teachers to appreciate!

She bought these precious baskets at Dollar Tree, decorated them with scrapbook rub-ons, and filled them with all kinds of personalized goodies!  And of course a heartfelt card of thanks...the thing they will remember the most long after all the goodies are gone!

I remember it well...trying to find the perfect "gift" for the perfect teacher. Truth is, they probably couldn't tell you what we gave them...but I bet they never forgot the words of appreciation and gratitude!  

With most people, it isn't always what we give, but how we make them feel!

Make sure your teachers feel appreciated!