Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation Gift

Every year I make sure that my kids take in a little something for their teacher the first week of school.  I think it’s a great way to try to butter their teachers up right off the bat, AND I think that they (the teachers) deserve a little something.  It can’t be easy to teach school, and those first few weeks of setting expectations and rules MUST be grueling.

This year my sister found the cutest printable for a jar of something.  We decided to fill our jars (3 pack on sale at Michaels for $4.99) with premium dark chocolate/mint M&M’s.  We (and by “we” I mean my sister) printed out the lid labels that say, “Teacher Treats-To Share, or Not to Share” (you can find them here).  Next we cut out the lid top printable with a circle cutter, adhere’d it to the lid, and attached a cute tag with the teachers initial on it with 3 types of ribbon.  It turned out really well.  So super cute.  And the best part?  I got to spend the day with my sister and have something cute to show for it.  Plus, I think the teachers are going to love it.  And, it only cost $5 per jar including the candy.

With this gift, I’m hoping for a great year,  full of promise and learning.  May the teachers remember the sweet gift bestowed on them this week and decide to make my children their pets.  Forever and ever.  Or just until the year is over.

It’s not wrong to do everything in my power to get the teacher on their side, right?  :)

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