Elias completes his first year of school next week. It seems like just yesterday I was sending him off for his first day but here we are contemplating teacher gifts and the end of the school year.
I'm doing a few things to commemorate his end of the year:
- Taking a photo on his last day of Kindergarten, with this free printable sign.
- Having his teacher sign a copy of Oh the Places You'll Go. (Each year I plan to have his teacher sign the book and then will give it to him for graduation.)
- Have him do an end of the year interview. This free printable is perfect for Project Life.
He's also going to write end of the year thank you cards for his teachers. (We are working on just writing 1-2 a day so it doesn't get overwhelming.) Of course, we will also give his main teacher a special gift.
For teacher appreciation week two weeks ago, Elias took these little notebook gifts for all his teachers (which is why I am not doing another round of gifts!). I realized I never shared them here and thought they might inspire if you are looking to give a small gift at the end of the year.
I used several sets of The Fringe Hours Pocket Notebooks for these teacher gifts (similar notebooks here). I made tags that said “Take Note, I think you're awesome” and had Elias sign each one. I then slipped a notebook in a clear treat bag and tied a tag on the package.
They were affordable, thoughtful and useful! Elias was so excited to give them to his teachers and they all seemed to really appreciate the gesture.
This also is a great opportunity to pick up a few copies of The Fringe Hours.
How do you commemorate the end of the school year? Do you have any go-to teacher gifts?