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A School Year’s Significant Moments

As the school year winds down often our To-Do list extends well out into the garden, with one of the top priorities being, (aside from getting your fingers dirty IN the garden), Teacher Gifts.

As I’ve mentioned before, from the mouth of my mother-in-law, a retired school teacher of 35+ years, there is no better gift than a handwritten note from a student. I can not stress this enough. A simple card from your child (in their best handwriting, of course) mentioning specifics about the year is heartfelt…a quote from the teacher, field trips, a funny story, a challenge the teacher supported, or something personal they shared together. This is a time to share what made the past year special or unique thanks to their teacher!

You Rule is too cool! Especially for Teacher Gifts!

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If you are creative and have a little more time before the end of the year, put together a memory book for your teacher. A few years ago Emmett and I created such a gift for his Kindergarten teacher (also featured in the St.Paul Pioneer Press) which not only was fairly simple but also brought another layer of significance to his first year of grade school.

For many teachers, Summer is time for more personal writing, be it letters, postcards or their own journal. Give a gift of paper goods which speaks directly to that teacher….

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For the fanatic gardener, the Evelina Journal and Fawn & Fauna Terrarium!

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For the outdoor Summer enthusiast, pick up a Sailboat Set or Adventure Postcard Set.

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Gift the Les Animaux Set to the animal lover!

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For the Queen Bee Teacher, these Library Cards and Book Stamp will be well-loved!

20140126__520747~s300~p3_500A hug. A card. Personal words from a student. These are last-day-of-school significant moments which remind our teachers of the value their presence brings each day to our children.

School Styling

Although we all tried to shut our eyes from the Back to School ads and catalogues which began to appear in mid-July, the time has come. And, although some kids can’t wait to try out their finely sharpened No. 2’s or open a crisp, clean notebook (mini iPads have not taken over all forms of note taking, right?), there are those young scholars who may need and appreciate a surprise hidden in their dusted off backpacks.

Yes, of course, there are the required paper goods assigned to each grade but why stop there? Instead, throw in a few other school supplies…just because you are a cool parent and your child worked their tush off practicing their writing skills over the Summer by journaling or writing letters from camp (or not). And, oh, you want to encourage handwriting as often as possible.

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Any student will feel cool having their very own Petite Pink Notebook for personal needs…a place to scribble down a locker code, a reminder of an after-school sports equipment, Homecoming Dance Committee meeting time, and the new teacher’s favorite baked good.

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I believe texting is a big No-No during class these days. Instead, why not encourage a little note writing with these letterpress Mini Note Pads? If my child was caught passing a handwritten note, I have to say I’d probably smile to know they were writing vs. texting! Sorry teachers.

For those high schooler or college bound kids…

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This Eagle Letter and Pencil Pouch actually makes you look hip. Proven fact.

yellowpencil_1024x1024The Mechanical Pens and Ballpoint Wood Pencils from Delfonics bring young, serious writers to another level…Might also grab the professor’s attention as well.

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Step aside Mead notebooks, make way for the show stopping Gold Polka Dot Notebook.

Before you zip up the lunch box, include a handwritten note to brighten up their day!

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These Library Cards would catch any kid’s attention inside an echoey cafeteria. My dear friend, a 4th grade teacher, is using the cards as name tags on school lockers.

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For the jokesters in the family, these printable Lunch Note Jokes from All for the Boys will keep the cafeteria scene light. The blank notes are perfect for your own jokes or sentiments.

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Pssst…my last suggestion; Be the only parent with a little Summer left in them and throw in a few Tattoo Sets in their backpack. Even children need reminders of the moments of freedom and playfulness you’d all like to hold onto for just a bit longer.