As much as I follow the strategize-like-crazy-then-be-prepared-to-go-with-the-flow philosophy for my businesses, when it comes to my actual life, I’m about 99% fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda gal. Usually it works in my favor (ex: “hey who’s up for happy hour in 10 minutes?”). Sometimes, it causes a bit of a scramble.
Take Teacher Appreciation Week. Oh, it’s THIS week! As in, it started yesterday.
Oops. I got nada.
What I do have in abundance is high quality paper, a couple of awesome printers, a brain that tends to be more creative when I don’t have time to over-think & second guess my ideas, and access to lots of fun software. So this afternoon before dinner, I made these teacher flash cards while my kids drew pictures for their teachers.
The kids helped choose the adjectives to describe teachers. I admittedly helped steer them in the direction of words like “creative” over my daughter’s choice word for the letter “c”: “carrot.” I think her brain is still in Easter mode… :)
I made printable PDFs of the flash cards that you can print out at home. Click here to purchase the downloadable PDF file from our Urban Bliss Media Boutique.
I’ve also included one teacher note that you can write in your child’s teacher’s name and there’s also space for your child to sign. The note is shown here with a picture my son drew for his teacher (their names are blurred out):
We’re giving these out tomorrow with a jar of my super chocolatey moist brownies. The recipe for the brownies will be posted on Friday!
See what you can do in half an hour? You don’t even need half an hour though: in just minutes, you can download the flash cards that I designed. Print them onto nice thick cardstock, cut them out leaving a slight white border around the edges of each card to give them that classic flash card look, use a rounded corner hole punch for each as I did if you’d like, and then stack them in order with a bow and give to your child’s teacher.
We all know our teachers deserve so much. I always wish I could do so much more to honor them and thank them for helping us raise our children with solid education and great care. Thank you teachers everywhere. You all make such a difference every day.
**UPDATE: SO glad that so many folks have liked these cards! Thank you! Click here to purchase the PDF file from our Urban Bliss Media Boutique**
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