Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Schools Out For Summer!

Favorite Teacher Quotes
 In a time when teaching seems to be one of the most dangerous, thankless, and selfless jobs out there, I find it a most fitting quote. As the school year wraps up, and another year can be successfully marked with the passing from one grade to the next, let's remember the hero's, the purveyors of knowledge and wisdom! Let's take a moment to say Thank You!

Listen to the stories of teachers and you will find out how they risked their lives to distract and safely protect their class from an intruder, or how they sheltered children with their own bodies during a tornado, or something as simple as wiping away a tear from a nervous kindergartener on their first day. 

We should be grateful for their amazing talents that extend beyond textbooks and tests, beyond district plans and report cards.

So as these final weeks of school wrap up and the bell rings one final time, take a moment to make sure you let that teacher know that you are thankful that they were your child's home away from home.

Here are a few simple ways to wrap up the year and say Thank you:
  • Thoughtfully simple has a really cute idea for an end-of-year teacher gift. This "carry all" idea has fun things that the teacher can enjoy on a relaxing day of summer.
End Of Year Teacher Gift Ideas
  • A cute potted plant is perfect for a kindergarten/preschool teacher. "Thank You for Helping Me Grow" comes complete with a gift card!  You can even get all the supplies needed at your local Home Depot or Lowes including the gift card!
DIY Thank You Teacher Gifts
Thank You With a Coffee Gift Card
  • Or here is a thought...Why not say thank you to your favorite teacher with one of our Pucker Packs.  Your choice of any of our Natural Pucker Pots and Natural Lip Scrubs. Both served up in our adorable muslin lip bag! We have many new lip scrub pots and scents to refresh any teacher after a long year!
Lip Balm and Lip Scrub Combo Pack at Tulips Apothecary
Being a teacher myself (just on a long maternity leave:).  I can probably tell you that the truly nicest gift I ever received was a hand written note from a parent who told me what I did for their child throughout the year. I liked hearing how I was able to be that child's home away from home more than any gift received.
Let's pay a silent tribute to the victims of the Oklahoma tornado
and the  heroic teachers who helped to save many...
Love and Tulips,
Nicole from Alpharetta

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