The first week of school is rough…for everyone! You know your child will be ready to relax over the first weekend, even you will be begging for the weekend and a break from the return to school schedule, but having taught school, I can tell you that your child’s teacher is WIPED OUT! That first week takes so much out of a teacher. They prepare more that week than any other week of the school year. They have all their procedures and policies to teach, keep the kids entertained, and get a feel and control of the classroom (which may have 30 different individuals in it the teacher needs to adapt to!). Bringing in a small token of appreciation goes A LONG WAY with a teacher. Maybe just a soda, a lunch (they never get to eat out), or a cute little gift to say “THANKS!” is a huge deal to any teacher.
In Case Of An Emergency, Break Glass And Consume Contents Craft
All you need is a 5×7 frame (found at any Dollar Store) a printer and a chocolate bar (Hershey’s works great because it’s flat and can easily fit inside the frame behind the glass). You can use any ribbon to dress it up a bit, but it looks good without anything too.
I’ve included a 5×7 In An Emergency printable, but you can easily type your own to fit any candy bar you choose.
I stuck my chocolate to the paper with rolled tape, but you could glue it. Then just cut and fit it into the frame. The back cardboard will bow a little since the chocolate is much thicker than pictures, but it still stays in tight with the clips.
We sent them in with my kids on the last Friday of the first week of school and they were a HIT! We’ve seen some teachers with them still on their desk years later!
Easiest DIY Teacher Gift that is under $2 a piece and takes less than 5 minutes to assemble!