Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

{Pssst: have you entered my Minted.com giveaway yet?  You totally should.  Seriously.}

We are so thankful for the wonderful teachers at the boys’ school.  Every teacher, aide, chef, cleaning people, right up to the directors and owner.  We have had nothing but a wonderful experience with every classroom, and every employee there knows and loves our boys. I play tennis on a team with the director and several parents and teachers, so I can honestly call them friends as well as wonderful teachers and caregivers to my children.

So when Teacher Appreciation Week comes around, we always like to express our gratitude.  Sometimes it’s an Edible Arrangement for the teachers, sometimes it’s a gift card, and sometimes it’s a little gift {when I have time to actually put something together}.

I have found that I love to give things filled with things as gifts.  It’s a gift that keeps on giving!  So this year for Teacher Appreciation Week, I went with this:

How cute is that cup?!  It is double walled so it won’t sweat, and it will keep drinks hot or cold.  And I love the lid and funky straw.  Zac picked these up at Walmart for about $5 each, and we filled them with Crystal Lite flavor packs and a handful of candy.

I love all the fun colors.  These would be great for a summer cookout or to take to the pool or beach.

Cole really likes them too.  And Cannon couldn’t leave them alone to save his little life.

Flinstone feet!

We also came up with a little card to tie on the handles.  Zac made the front of it and I told him what to put on the inside, and he whipped them up in no time.

This was such a simple gift, but made for a great presentation.

And who doesn’t love cute, insulated cups?  They are so versatile as gifts.  You can put candy, drink mixes, pencils, pens, instant coffee, a bag of coffee, a gift card, cosmetics, cash, anything that will fit.  I did something similar last year with a different style cup and just put candy in it, and I am just hoping that there won’t be any teacher overlap next year so I can do the same thing, because it’s just too easy and so cute {if I do say so myself}.

Do you love your kids’ teachers?  How do you show your appreciation this week?


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