I am convinced that nobody in the world has it more together than Kindergarten Teachers. Every time I volunteer in my daughter’s classroom I stand in awe of her teacher. I can’t get two kids to do what they are supposed to, let alone almost 30.
For teacher appreciation week this year, I was in charge of pulling together a gift for her teacher. I wanted to give her stuff she could use in her classroom and things that were just for her with a tote bag to hold it all.
I used a fabric tote bag with maroon heat transfer to make the bag. I fount the font for the Keep Calm here.
Remember when cutting heat transfer with a machine, you always need to be sure to flip/mirror your images or you text will be backwards when you iron it on. Feed your heat transfer into the machine with the carrier (clear plastic sheet) down. The settings you need vary from machine to machine. Cut the heat transfer and the weed out the extra.
Preheat your shirt or other surface for about 3 seconds with a iron set at 325 degrees. Place the main design side down on the tote down. Apply firm pressure on ALL parts of the design for 10-15 seconds. Flip the tote bag inside out and apply heat and pressure on the design from the inside as well. Peel the clear carrier sheet off while the design is still hot. . You can find video instructions for cutting and applying heat transfer here.
Aside from the tote bag, I included glue sticks, paper clips, popsicle sticks, scissors, dry erase markers and some paper as well as some chocolate and a Olive Garden giftcard for her too.
The teacher loved the gift and it was overall really easy to pull together!
What do you do for teacher appreciation?
Masshole Mommy says
I give my kids teachers gift cards 🙂
That is such a cute gift. I have loved one when I was a teacher.
Liz Mays says
We used to throw them a luncheon, but there weren't gifts. Things have changed, but this is a good idea!
Angie Holden says
Such a great idea! Thanks for joining!
I don't remember giving gifts to teachers but I asked my Mom and she said she did! This is a really good idea considering that teachers have to go into their own pockets for supplies these days (which I heartily do not like!)
Sandra Shaffer says
What a thoughtful gift for any teacher! My daughter is a high school English teacher and could really use supplies for the classroom.
Stephanie Pass says
What a lovely gift! We do a luncheon at my daughter's preschool, but I still give them gifts from my daughter as well.
What a cute idea! My son's first grade teacher won't let the kids bring in gifts. :/
BonBon Rose Girls Kristin says
What a cute idea! I just love that tote!
That bag is so cute and it's filledwith a ton of great supplies.
Katrina Gehman says
i love that. perfect gift for special teachers.
Cait Fore says
This is such a great idea! I love that you include great crafty things for the teacher!