Today marks the official start of my summer break (hooray!!) and the conclusion of my 10th year of teaching. I'm so proud to be an educator! I enjoy change and the excitement of new challenges and opportunities. I'm a National Board Certified Teacher and I've taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade (in that order). I just kept movin' on up whenever there was an opening in the grade level above me! This past year I came nearly full-circle by making a BIG move all the way down to kindergarten...and I fell in love with those sweet Kinders!!
As the year was coming to a close, I knew I wanted to thank the people who made this year manageable and enjoyable for me. But, with 4 co-workers, 2 aides, and 15 parent volunteers -- I also knew I had to stick to a budget!! I checked-out Pinterest, but nothing really resonated with me. So, I decided to hit-up one of my favorite stores and hope that inspiration would abound!!
As soon as I saw these little beauties on the shelf, I knew my search was over!
As soon as I saw the name "Beautiful Day", I remembered reading a quote that used the same phrase in connection with kindness. I couldn't remember it exactly, but I
hoped knew it would be perfect!! I scoured the store and managed to find 21 bottles...exactly what I needed! I swear I could hear angels singing in the background. ;) And, even luckier, the mini-bottles of lotion were on sale 3/$10!!
When I got home, I did a quick Google search and found the quote I'd been thinking of.
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So, I whipped up some cute little gift tags, wrote a personal note of appreciation on the back of each tag, and got started assembling these sweet, little gifts!
They turned out FABULOUS!!
All-in-all, I was pleased to be able to give such a beautiful token of my gratitude to the people who gave me their support and encouragement all year long. Kindness is awesome!!
I'm linking up with Teaching Blog Addict for Freebie Friday!! Check it out!!
I hope you're able to use these cute tags!
:) Happy Summer!!