Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teacher Thank Yous

Today is the last day of school!  Every year, I have a hard time believing that the end is really here.  This year is particularly bittersweet.  I've had a great class, and I'll hate to see them go!  Also, our school system cut ALL teacher workdays (and of course our pay), so we are trying to get everything done before the kids leave because today is our last day too.  You would not believe the amount of work that goes on "behind the scenes" to wrap up a school year!

I am pleased to report that both girls have had really good years.  I am in a total state of disbelief (and shock?) that our big girl will start high school in a few short months while her little sister will start at the middle school.  Not having one of my girls at my school (practically next door this year) is going to be really hard on this momma for sure.

We made sure to make thank you cards to show our appreciation to our teachers for a great year.  Because I had eight to make, I kept them fairly simple.  The girls wrote their own messages of gratitude on the inside.

(On a side note, I am also sad to see a favorite student graduate this year!  He has come to visit me every Christmas and end of the year since he left me in fifth grade.  It means more than he will ever know that he has taken the time to show me, year after year, that I made a difference in his life.  That is absolutely what it's all about, dear readers!  Go thank a teacher today yourself, because you know there's at least one out there who greatly impacted your life.)

The card for the academic teachers includes a panel from an old children's novel that had seen much better days.  (I promise it was already falling apart.  No books were harmed in the making of these cards!)  The two music teachers' cards feature the music stamp from the Universal Backgrounds stamp set.

I created these thank you cards with two challenges in mind:
  1. The Cupcake Craft Challenge 193, Book Lover, to use a book image or text on your project (I used pages from an actual children's book, plus I think a lot of book lovers also love to play Scrabble, hence the other patterned paper.)
  2. The Dynamic Duos #3 Black Tie Week, pairing black with Daffodil Delight (or in my case, CTMH's Honey)

Thanks for looking!  Now let summer officially begin!

12 comments:

Paige said...

Love the scrabble layers on your cards! Thank YOU for making a positive difference for your students. Thank you for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos and enjoy your summer break!

Susan Joyce said...

Fun card, love all the Alphabet elements you used. Thanks' for playing at Dynamic Duos this week.

Lisa said...

Delightful school themed cards, love the alphabet panels! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Traveling Bells said...

Great job, honey. You do make a difference in sooo many lives. Those cute cards will be appreciated...

Allisa said...

Great cards. I was up until the wee hours finishing up teacher appreciation cards for my little one last night. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Anni said...

I am a teacher,too, and uit´s the sa,e for me ocer here in Germany!
You made a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!
Anni

Joy said...

Great cards! And you have touched countless lives and continue to do so. Thank you!

Faye said...

This is soooo cool. I love the papers you have used. Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake this week. xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Haley, what fantastic cards. The text papers and scrabble papers are just perfect. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

Carol said...

Cute card!!!!

Lynne said...

love your cards. My kids were both in my school too. It was weird not having them there when they both moved on to 7th grade. :)

Cheryl Even said...

I have some cards to make next week, so I might be lifting your cute design! Love how you personalized it for the music teachers.

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