Handprint Class Garden
We took a large canvas, painted the background and had each student create a handprint flower. This makes a great decoration and keepsake for their classroom.
Teacher Alphabet Poem
I complied this from several examples of teacher alphabets I found online and added some of my own ideas. (Unfortunately, I no longer have the original resources). I added a student’s drawing to the bottom to decorate. To present the poem, each child in the class read a line of the Alphabet poem to the teacher.
A is for being Amazing B is for going Beyond expectations
C is for being Creative and Caring
D is for your Dedication
E is for being Extraordinary
F is for supporting our Future
G is for your Generosity
H is for Helping & Hugs
I is for your Imagination
J is for the Joy you bring
K is for the Kindness you show
L is for always Listening
M is for the Memories you create
N is for Never being too busy to help
O is for Outstanding
P is for always being Positive
Q is for the Quintessential way you teach
R is for Respect
S is for sharing your knowledge
T is for Terrific Teaching
U is for being Unique
V is for the Vitality you bring each day
W is for being truly Wonderful
X is for being eXtraspecial
Y is just for You
But Z is not for Zoo
It’s for the wonderful job you do!
We truly love you!
4) Surprise Garden
One of my favorite class teacher gifts is a surprise garden.
How to Make a surprise garden:
Have each student provide a few bulbs of any type that are good for the current planting season. Take all the bulbs from all the students, mix them up and put them all in a pretty pot. When the teacher plants all the bulbs she/he will have to wait to see what types of flowers will grow in the garden, creating a surprise garden.
Hope these ideas help inspire you to show teachers how special they are in our children’s lives and how much we appreciate the impact they have.