But boy, were we blessed with my son's first grade teacher.
She is a gem. And come to find out, she is retiring this year. So I wanted to make her something special from the kids.
But I wanted to make her something nice that she could use at home. And who wants a ton of school looking things at home? I mean, I was a teacher, and I liked those apples and handprints at school, not at home.
So this is what I went with.
This is the front.
This is the back.
So now she has something pretty for the home, and when she wraps up in it, she can feel like she's getting a great big hug from all the kids. (Aw, how sweet. :P )
I had each child trace their hand and then write their name with a little note to the teacher. Most wrote, "You're the best teacher in the world," or something similar.
My favorite was, "You give me care." Now that is sweet.