For Sam & Nash's teacher I bought several different playground toys they could keep for their class. I know that when I was teaching I was always looking for deals on good playground toys for the kids. One day the kids took a dodge ball. One day the kids took a football & a Frisbee. One day they took 3 jump ropes. These weren't the cheap dollar jump ropes either. These are the long jump ropes that the tall kids can use & not get hit in the head with. The ones you can play double dutch with if you know how.
For all three teachers I made a fleece blanket. I got 2 yards of a plain anti pill fleece and 2 yards of a printed fleece (micro fleece for two and an anti pill for one). These turned out super cute. I tied both layers together so each side is a different design/color.
I also made a cute little thing I found on pinterest for all three teachers. These turned out really cute. The crayons were a beast to peel. Note to self - the cheap crayons peel super easy. Crayola Crayons are a monster to get the wrappers off of! I could have put them in really hot water and let them soak until the wrappers fell off, but I didn't want to wait for the crayons to dry. I got thinking after I did Caleb's teacher (Mrs. Beddes) that I should have done an S for Miss Shannon instead of Mrs. Beddes because he calls her Miss Shannon. I was excited when I found a three pack of the shadow boxes at Michael's for $12. That made it nice! They were a weird size though because they weren't as big as an 8x10 but they were bigger than a 5x7. I have seen these done with the wrappers left on and used brand new crayons and just cut the crayons in half. I liked using the crayons we had at home better. It gives the letter more character (I think).
I also donated $10 to the room mom teacher appreciation gift fund. No idea what was purchased with those funds. I think Sam said her teacher got movie tickets. I just hope the kids' teachers feel appreciated because we really do appreciate how much they've done for our kids this year!