Friday, May 1, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week - at the Preschool

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week at the preschool. Years past, it's been pretty simple, kept at the classroom level, as far as I know. But this year, another Mom had the great idea to put on a breakfast brunch every morning in honor of the teachers, assistants, and other important staff at the preschool.

Having been a part and seen the effort and creativeness at our elementary school for Teacher Appreciation Week, I joined in on the efforts to make each morning special and memorable. And it's shaping out to be a great week for the teachers!

Every morning, we are having parent volunteers bring in breakfast-like things - muffins, bagels, donuts, fruit, etc, etc, etc. We're setting up a buffet table pretty and doing it up different everyday. I've come up with these clever little sayings that I've printed out and will put into an 8x10 frame, along with creative 'party' favor treats for everyday. These are what I've come up with for the week:

Day 1:
"Just as a cup of tea is soothing and realaxing,
so is the environment our ::insert school name:: teachers create".

The table will have tea cup napkins and I plan on bringing one of my pretty tea pots in and decorating the table pretty, as if for a tea party. The favor for that day is a tea bag taped on a pretty piece of paper.

Day 2:
"::Insert name of school:: teachers have an endless supply
of Hugs and Kisses.'

Table will have pink plates and leftover cups from Valentines Day. The favor for that day is little treat bags with Hershey's Kisses and Hershey's Hugs.

Day 3:
"There are NO tarts at our school, all our ::insert school name:: teachers are sweet!"

Turquiose table cloth, polka dot napkins, Bright fun colors. The party favor, little packages of Sweet Tarts tied together with curling ribbon.

Day 4:
"::Insert School Name:: teachers help our little seedlings blossom..."

The table will be all in green...green table cloth, napkins, cups, plates. I hope to have potted flowers. The party favor will be a garden tool with a packet of seeds attached.

Day 5:
"Just as a bookmark marks a place in a book,
so do the teachers at ::insert school name::...
They mark a special place in our little ones' lives."

The table will be decorated in pastel colors. Party favor for the day are bookmarks made from craft foam with the above saying typed and printed on the back.

I think the teachers will be blessed, surprised, and made to feel special. I can't wait for the week to come and see how it all goes. Meanwhile, I'm also starting to work on things for Teacher Appreciation Week at Hannah's school the week of May 18th!

2 comments:

Joy Howse said...

That sounds awesome!! I am sure they will love it.

Letti said...

Wow your teachers are going to love that.