Today is the last day of school. Which means it's time to say goodbye and thank you to the teachers that have taught, guided, challenged and put up with (HA) my boys for the last year.
We've mixed up end of year gifts over the years depending on how much time we have and what we think the teacher will like - sometimes flowers, sometimes gift cards, sometimes something handmade. But there's one thing we always do - include a card or tag to say thank you, and have the boys write their teacher a short note.
I wanted to do something special for Sam's teacher this year - she is, as he says, the nicest teacher ever. She's taken Sam from a kid who was very reluctant to leave me and walk into class for the first two months of the year to one who's upset that school is over. She's helped to spark of love of learning in my sweet boy and we're so glad that he was in her class this year.
We decided to make her one of my favorite projects - a quilted list taker. I bought this pattern from an etsy shop years ago and I can't recommend it enough. It takes about an hour to make, and it's perfect for small pieces of fabric. This pattern is awesome even for if you don't sew much - it's all straight lines.
Sam picked out the colors and patterns for this one. He has good taste. =)
Inside, it has pockets for notebooks and pens. I found the kraft notebook in the $1 post at target - we dressed it up with some washi tape and sequins. Sam added a note to Mrs B and a picture he drew to the first page.
Alex's school day is ending as I write this.. Ben and Sam have about an hour to go. Bring on summer. =)