Something More Than An Apple For The Teacher...

Before I had kids, I taught second grade(also 6th and special ed.). I have a soft heart for teachers b/c I know how much money they spend of their own in their classrooms. So I try to do special things throughout the year to show appreciation and acknowledge their hard work! It always helps if they can use it in the class, too. Today, I began making some Fall candy jars(they say harvest time in the glass) and filled them with candy.

I get out my handy dandy glue gun and glue a bow with a "homemade" fall tag! I would love to show more of the finished product but I am protecting the "innocent"...smile!

I hot glue the "candy corn" on the bow for a finishing touch! These jars are fairly large but even small ones make great gifts for teachers, piano teachers, coaches, Co-op coordinators, Sunday school teachers...it's endless.
I love the individual packets of "sixlets"...they are the colors of fall! I also decorate the lids with poms, polka dots, spray paint...so much you can do! It's just a inexpensive way to show appreciation who make a "mark" in your life or your kids!

38 comments:

Jill Scott said...

Thanks for this cute idea. I am a former teacher as well so I also want to show my gratitude to my kids' teachers because I know how much work they do.

mysteryhistorymom said...

THis is TOO cute! I love how you put the candy corn on the bow, too! Thanks for sharing! Lori

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Love this idea! I am so bad with things like this... and it's not because I don't appreciate the teachers - I do! I just don't show it enough. Thanks for the reminder!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

This is such a great idea! My brother is a teacher and I know how much he spends on his classes-It's just unreal. What a nice gift for anyone~Thanks for sharing.

Rambling Girl said...

Your right! I know when my little starts next year I have all sorts of ideas to send little thank you's to her teacher. They really do spend a lot on our children. Thanks for sharing!

April said...

What cute ideas! I don't know of a teacher who wouldn't be thrilled with getting one. Teachers often go unappreciated and I think doing little things like you've done go a LONG way.

Becky said...

What a great idea. I'm going to make a few to put around the house.

I like your new kid pics... What cuties!

Rae said...

What a great idea! Being PTO President has opened my eyes to all the extra time and resources Admin and teachers give! They definitely deserve a sweet treat!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

awww..The teachers are going to love that! Very thoughtful and "sweet"

Hey thanks for visiting my blog...Got a kick out of yours! (those cookies...what a gas!)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a cute idea....I would love to make one to keep out in the house, but I am afraid I will be the one eating all the candy....looks like I will stick with making them for other people:)

Lisa

Kim @ My Journey said...

This is a perfect idea! LOVE this. Where did you find those cute jars?

Thanks for sharing the great idea! Have a super day...

Suz said...

I LOVE this idea. What a clever way to show appreciation for someone.
We may just have to try this one...
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comment. have a great day!
Suz

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is a good idea-and not too difficult! I will be doing that. Candy and one with pencils, maybe!

Tricia Anne said...

What a "sweet" way to show someone how much you appreciate their hard work and efforts! Do you think high school teachers would like that too? My daughter is in our local high school (10th grade).
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Amy said...

I love this!! Ok, you inspired me to make one of these for my son's teacher!! Awesome!!! Awesome idea! Thanks so much!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a great idea for teachers! I used to be one too, and I agree, it is just so crazy how much they do to make their classrooms a special place, financially and otherwise. I would have loved to receive one of those for harvest time! So cute! :)
Carrie

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Ohh....I'll teach your kids any day.

And do know that the word verification has 8 letters, and I can't get them right....hee hee

Jan said...

Great idea for sure. Simple, but yet effective in the telling of gratitude. Thanks for the share and also your sweet comment Sandy.

Melissa said...

What a cute idea!

Carrie said...

That is such a great idea I might do that one for my friends also. Thanks for the idea!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, this is a super cool idea. I think I will do one of these for my son's teacher.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

What a great idea! I know teachers work so hard, and what a kind way to show your thanks! :) I am going to do this. Tomorrow is Open House at our elementary school, so this is just in time!

Thanks for the idea, and also for your sweet comment! :)Have a wonderful day!

angela | the painted house said...

What a great blog you have! Those polka dot pumpkins are the BEST.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Now, I must go spray paint some pumpkins. :)

hsmomma5 said...

Those are just precious!

Krystal said...

Returning the favor!

And, wait... is that a recipe I see posted down there!

Adding you to my bookmarks right...

NOW!

:)

Weeksie50 said...

To cute! I know I would love them..

Runner Mom said...

Your ideas are just darling! I scrolled back to see others that I had missed! The black and white pumpkins are great! Too cute!

Oh, by the way, I tried your pear crisp--I think it was your blog!!!! --I will be so emabarrased if I'm wrong! But it was just yummy!! But 2 sticks of butter!!! Oh, my goodness!I had to run extra miles for that!!
Blessings,
Susan

Keli said...

Great idea!!! Love it! And thanks so much for sharing this with your bloggy friends! xoxo

Angela said...

GREAT idea!! I love it... I'm going to have to try this too!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

SOOOOOOOO cute!!! I love it almost as much as I love candy corn itself! lol

~melody~

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Hello~I am answering your comment from my blog here! I know! I couldn't figure out how to change the posting time, but finally, I did. I hate computers!! Check out my new pic-pages of my life blog did it for me! Amazing how nice blog ladies are...Are all teachers on here or what!? LOL

Kim @ My Journey said...

You are too sweet to have come over to answer where you got the jars! But, thanks!! I looked at Michael's, etc.... With no luck. Now, I'll know where to go!

PS ~~ No other comments came in from you today.... So, I'm sorry. Not sure what happened!?!?!?

Have a great night!!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Oh! I forgot-How was Ikea? We have one here, and I love the breakfasts. Me and some girlfriends drop the kids at school, and meet there for breakfast! Crazy! I don't like the plastic furniture, but love the organization stuff, and kitchen stuff, too!

Smelling Coffee said...

What a wonderful idea! You sound a lot like my friend Frappuccino Fun with Amy. :-) I love being around such thoughtful people. Those candy jars are so cute, easy, and you're right... a blessing that someone thought to make them!

I'm so glad you stopped by and commented on my blog so I could find yours. I'm looking forward to reading more. :-)

Belle said...

Just tagged you on my blog if you're interested in sharing a few things about yourself...am embarrassed to say that I cannot figure out how to link it to you here in the comments section.

Sandra said...

This is such an adorable idea, love it :)

Angie said...

I am a former teacher and I would have loved to get one of these! You are so sweet to take the time to think of your children's teachers. Great idea!

Our Complete Family said...

They look great and ready to dive into!!! I know the teachers will just love them! Fun surprise for them!!! ~ Les