Back to School Teacher Gift – FREE Printable!

FREE Printable super simple, super CUTE, super cheap first day of school teacher gift! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I love getting the boys’ new teachers a little gift for the first day of school.

Maybe it’s because I love to give.  Maybe it’s because I love teaching my boys to be generous and thoughtful.  Or maybe it’s because I like to score some brownie points from day one – ha!

I shared this simple idea last year on my Instagram and got so much positive feedback I thought I’d make it a FREE Printable for y’all this year {{confetti!!}}.FREE Printable first day of school teacher gift!!

 Click HERE for your FREE Printable First Day of School Teacher Gift!

The boys and I have been praying for their new teachers for weeks now!  We are all very excited about the new beginnings that are upon us.

I am praying for you all to also have a smooth transition into the school year and that the Lord will just pour out His blessings on you!  May He give you strength to pack those lunches again every day and stay on top of homework assignments (ahem) and get the kiddos back on a better bedtime schedule – I don’t know about you, but I especially need the Lord’s help with that one!

Happy Back to School Teacher Gift-ing! :-)

Check out these other great First Day of School Teacher Gift Ideas!

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super cute and super easy (CHEAP) back to school gift idea for teachers, classmates, administration, etc.So Many Riesens FREE Printable

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The Greatest Teacher Appreciation Door EVER

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This week was National Teacher Appreciation Week.

At our school, the class moms are responsible for decorating their child’s teacher’s classroom door.  You might remember that I was in charge of doing Happy Baby’s classroom door last year (see HERE) and Happy Buddy’s door the year before that (see HERE).

When I got to school on Monday morning, I found the above awesomeness on my own PreK-2 classroom door.

I may or may not have squealed like a little girl.

And all week long whenever I looked at my door I would just smile real big, sigh contentedly and think –

“THESE PEOPLE GET ME.”  :-)

It is an honor and a joy to serve all of my little fairies every day.  I am grateful for the extra sparkle they bring to my life! <3

– Julie

5 Simple Teacher Appreciation Gifts – FREE Printables

teacher appreciation free printables - 5 days of inexpensive and adorable and EASY gifts for the teacher! Leave it to me to bring you a post for Teacher Appreciation Day on the morning of National Teacher Appreciation Day.

You can call me the QUEEN of last-minute.  It’s cool.  I like to think that I live on the edge. :-)

In honor of my boys’ teachers, I thought it would be fun to give them a little happy each day this week.  Maybe you might like to see what we are doing…

teacher appreciation free printableDay 1 – EOS Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm

teacher appreciation free printable - nutsDay 2 – Small bag of almonds

teacher appreciation free printable - notecardsDay 3 – Notecards (I found these Mary Engelbreit ones at Homegoods)

teacher appreciation free printable - candleDay 4 – Candle

teacher appreciation free printable - breakfast in a bagDay 5 – Breakfast in a Bag

Everything you see above I found at Target.

*And those cute FREE Printable tags you can print by clicking HERE.*

I seriously love the women who teach my boys every day.  When my heart squeezes thinking about all the time I miss out on being with my little buddies because I have to work (which is A LOT of the time), I think of their teachers – their joyful, selfless, patient, Jesus-loving teachers – and I know that they’re in good hands.

Tonight the Happy Buddy sat down to make his teachers a few handmade cards.  One read, “I’m sorry for talking so much in class.  Will you please forgive me?”  My poor, highly verbose child is familiar with his weakness – ha!

And the other card read, “I love the way you hug.”

Thank you, Teachers!

Happy Teacher Appreciate-ing! :-)

Easy End of Year Teacher Gift – FREE Printable!

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 I recently asked my Facebook fans what their favorite, affordable mascara was.

This Maybelline mascara was by far the most mentioned!

And it is only $3.99!!!!

As I pondered an easy and inexpensive End of Year Teacher Gift, I thought who doesn’t love getting new make-up?

end of year teacher gift - $3.99 BAM!.jpgend of year teacher gift - $3.99 BAM!!.jpgSo I put together this little card with a silly pun and bought new Maybelline mascaras for all the boys’ teachers.

DONE.

**Click HERE for your FREE Printable End of Year Teacher Gift Tag**

Happy End of Year Teacher Gift-ing!

*For more great End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas go HERE.*

Adorable Teacher Appreciation Door Idea

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

After church today a friend and I got to work on the Happy Baby’s classroom door.

You know I am a bit passionate about the movie Frozen.

And that Olaf is just so endearing.  Adults Kids love him.

So we went with it. :-)teacher door 3.jpgteacher door 4.jpgteacher door 2.jpg

A simple ribbon border, coffee filter snowflakes, and a hand-drawn Olaf – boom.

Super adorable.

We think the teachers will like it.

Meanwhile my children were getting into all manner of shenanigans in the hallway while we were busy creating.

The Happy Baby has a giant scratch down the side of his face that we are still unsure of its origin.

:-)

teacher door 5.jpgAre you doing anything for your teachers this week?

Check out all of my Teacher Appreciation Ideas and FREE Printables HERE.

And if you’re looking for more Door Decorating Inspiration, go HERE.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Door Decorate-ing!

10 Ways to Bless Your Child’s Teacher

The Happy Buddy’s classroom is straight across the hall from my classroom.

His teacher lets me pop in and give him a snuggle whenever I need one.

Already we have been so blessed by her faithfulness to provide a loving, nurturing and Christ-centered environment for our boy!

It’s so important to establish a positive relationship with your child’s teacher.  Not just because they invest a whole heaping ton of their lives in our kids, but also because when we are confident in the teacher, our children will be as well.

And that makes for the foundation of a great school year.

Here are some little ways you and your Happy Buddy can bring a little joy into their teacher’s life in the coming months…BLESS THE TEACHER

Happy Blessing Your Teacher-ing! :-)

*Check out all of my other Teacher Appreciation Ideas by scrolling through HERE.*

EASY Back to School Gift Idea – FREE Printable!

super cute and super easy (CHEAP) back to school gift idea for teachers, classmates, administration, etc.There are SO MANY adorable Back to School FREE Printables out there – EXHIBIT A.

But I had to add one of my own to the mix!!

Head on over to the Dollar Tree, my friends, and grab a bag of chocolate Riesen candies.back to school printable2

Then attach my FREE Printable tag and you are good to go.

back to school printableI may or may not have made 50+ of these babies for the first day of school and snuck them into everyone’s mailboxes in the teacher’s lounge. :-)

Get your FREE Printable Back to School Gift Tag HERE.

Happy Back to School Gift Idea-ing! :-)