Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More of the Same

I'm still on the same topic as yesterday. Sorry! So, I need to think of some more ideas for encouraging B's teacher in September. Can you tell this is my first child? Am I way too into this? I keep thinking that it would be fun for her to have something seasonal on her desk. Maybe I could even take it up there the day before school starts. When I was a teacher, I used to love it when some sweet second grader would bring me a little vase of fresh flowers or a little pumpkin in October.

Apples come to my mind for September, but that won't last like a pumpkin does. I went to the Martha Stewart site for some ideas, but I came back empty-handed. I guess I could make some kind of very small flower arrangement and then hollow an apple and stick it down in there...again, that won't last very long. How long will fresh apples last non-refrigerated? A week? Or less? Here are some pictures I found that could be a guide for me. But, I love ribbon...would ribbon kill the simpicity of it? Any input here is welcome.



5 comments:

Henley on the Horn said...

You are so funny! I actually have a post in the edit phase that I have written on ideas for teachers!! Your teacher will love you!!! What if Blake just brought her an apple & some pretty flowers from your yard? I baked bread for the first day of school. With so many in school, I have to budget because it all adds up so quickly!

Kappa Prep said...

As I mentioned before, can I be B's teacher? I really like your apple idea and think it will add some flair to a desk. I think you could get away with a fun, school oiented ribbon too. Perhaps one that looks like a ruler; check Michael's!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Those water bottle cozys are too cute! I may have to get some of those for a couple of very dear Sunday school teachers that my Littles will be leaving behind as they move up a class.
The apple ideas are lovely, too. If I were a classroom teacher, that would make me smile. :) I may have to copy those ideas for a fall center piece!

Melissa said...

I love all your ideas! You're saving me hours of anguish trying to figure out teacher gifts.

Henley on the Horn said...

did you take the apple vase to the teacher?