Teacher Appreciation Gift – Class Book of Love


My girls' attend Walorf preschool and as a teacher apreciation gift, I organized a book for each of the two teachers.

My firend Anri, who is a talented illustrator, designed the pages. We included the beautiful school pictures taken by Brydget. Both mums of kids in the class.

Each Daisy, as our class is named, was given two simply and sweetly designed pages with their name, photograph, and a few lines for a special memory.




On Monday mornings we often make it outside a little early to pick flowers to take to class.       It started with violets and we have moved through daisies and heather as our 'weeds' have changed. So it was fitting for the girls to draw pictures of them giving flowers to their teachers.




I am amazed at how well the girls are able to communicate their feelings in such and honest and unguarded way.

Next week Anri and I will collect all the pages and make each teacher a book filled with smiling faces, happy drawings, beautiful memories and exubing love. Perfect!

Post by Helen Bird : www.curlybirds.typepad.com

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    Here is another fun Valentines idea. I picked up bouncy balls at the party store for about a quarter each. My store sold them in packs of 12, but they also had the balls available individually, which I thought was nice in case your kiddo’s class has, say, 26 students, you won’t be stuck buying a whole extra pack.

    I couldn’t decide whether I liked the “have a ball” or “make my heart bounce” saying better, so I decided to do them both. I was thinking the “have a ball” phrase might be a better Valentine for boys to handout in class since it’s not too mushy.

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    it truly is fun doing an activity with children. They are so innocent, pure and creative that when working with them, time flies so fast. Reading this blog post of yours made me remember my experience as a pre-school teacher. I was able to involve myself in sch a wonderful experience for a month through the help of my aunt who is the real teacher. Its one thing I miss so much in my hometown. When I go back there, surely, I will teach again.

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    they are so cute!.. being a teacher this is the best gift from the student. very heart warming

  • Jessica

    Hi! Did each family/child complete 2 pages for the book? Or was it optional 1-2 pages? This is a lovely idea and I want to make something similar for my son’s teacher this year. Did you use cardstock to make this sturdier? How did you bind the book? Thanks!

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    I love how the kids photos were part of the book. Such a sweet gesture. It’s like the teacher will remember them in their innocent and unassuming. Teachers have the greatest job in the world- that is having the privilege to mold young lives.

  • Phyllis

    What a great idea! We’d love to do this as well for our kindergarten class. Any chance you’d be willing to share the template you used? Our teacher appreciation week is coming up fast so I’d like to get the pages printed and out to the families in advance so they aren’t feeling rushed. :) Thank you!