Friday, August 22, 2008

Back-to-School Treats

Last year I was in Hobby Lobby on the last day of the first week of preschool and found an adorable apple picture frame. I immediately added it to my basket as a "thanks for putting up with my kid because you are going to have him for the rest of the year anyways so you might as well put your best face forward and enjoy having him in your class and me as one of your parents" kind of present. (It helped that the frame was 1/2 off!)

This year, I happened to be in Hobby Lobby on the last day of the first week of kindergarten and had a flashback to last year (I think the reason I was in H.L. last year was the same as this year...more adhesive for scrapping tomorrow!). I thought the goodie set a great tone for Brennan, me and his teacher, so I started to brainstorm on what to do this year. When I saw the cute "take-out" boxes, I knew I wanted to use them and fill with goodies.

I was heading to the mall before lunch, and I had a $10 off a $10 or more purchase at The Body Shop, so I knew I could get something there for the boxes (there is one teacher and one para AKA teacher's assistant). I had a big bag of the best cookies (I'll post the recipe when I get it) from my friend Julia as a thank you, so I figured I could share a few of those, as well. A quick glance at the 50% off sign at Godiva in the mall completed the fillings of the box.

From The Body Shop, I got tsatusma flavored lip balm (love the lip balm!) and from Godiva I got a box of 2 truffles. Now, I know this isn't a ton, but I think it is a nice way of saying"thanks for putting up with my kid because you are going to have him for the rest of the year anyways so you might as well put your best face forward and enjoy having him in your class and me as one of your parents" and I hope that the teachers know that I really and truly appreciate everything they do to help Big Brother have the best first year of school possible.

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Jenn said...

I want to be your son's teacher! Hey I was his Nursery teacher at church, does that count?? He was lots of fun!

The letter 'M' said...

What a great and thoughtful touch! I remember getting goodies when I still taught preschool and I always enjoyed things like this. I'm sure she will enjoy this too- especially since it is so unexpected (unlike Christmas and Teacher appreciation day). I love the box, BTW.

Kristen C said...

Really cute idea!!!

jess said...

Jenn...you were a GREAT nursery leader...if only i'd been a GREAT mom back then :-)

and Lexi...i always like to give the unexpected surprises to the teachers. i know this is only year #2, but year #1 i gave little treats for random events and lesser holidays, like halloween, MLK day (J/K), etc.

thecaillouets said...

you have got to be the most thoughtful person i know. we should all try to be more like you.

PapaJeff said...

She should get YOU a present for you allowing your kid (MY grandkid!) to be in her class. Brennan will raise the cool factor of her classroom by a factor of 10, and will add zest to her everyday existence:)

But then, I'm prejudiced just a little bit.