I love to do crafts and have cute handouts and activities for church (and school, and friends, and - well you get the idea). I don't consider myself creative, but often use the help of others' talents. I decided to share what I'm doing for others just like me. It may be a link to where I found something or it might even be something *I* created. Right now I work as a paraprofessional at my kids' elementary - in special ed (autism). I started creating items for my 3rd graders this year and can't wait to share them with you. I am the 1st counselor in YW (first time in YW is this past year). I also have ideas for cub scouts and sunbeams posted, my previous callings.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Our Teachers make us Sharp - Teacher Appreciation Printable

This teacher appreciation is designed to use with a Sharpie.  I saw a sale at Staples awhile ago on a decent sized package of Sharpies (I believe 12) for less than $5.  I bought them knowing I could use them as teacher gifts.  After working at a school this year I found out how much we used Sharpies (sound off to my teacher friend Cathy who LOVES Sharpies and has quite the collection for us to use).  I realized that I haven't used Sharpies all that often.  They are forbidden as children so you don't think about using them as markers when you are adults.  Live on the edge, enjoy some permanent marker usage!

Anyway, back to the subject at hand, I made this tag with the idea to slip the Sharpie through tag to use part of the word (sharp) as part of the saying.  If you don't feel like cutting slits just use some glue dots at adhere it to the front.  To cut just make slits under the a (in making) and m (in me).

After clicking link above you will click on the blue download button that looks like this:
You then need to wait 20 seconds and then click on the link that appears over the countdown (blue underlined words: Download your file now).

After it is printed use your 3 inch punch to save you some cutting time:
Some finished pictures:

This was printed on cardstock

This was printed on paper.


  1. Love it! I wish I would have received this when I was teaching. :) One cannot have enough sharpies!

  2. Am I doing something wrong, I can't download :(

  3. I'm not sure why it isn't working for you without more information. You have to click on the link (not the blue button), when the next screen come up click on the blue download button, wait 20 seconds, then click on the link that says download your file now (it is where toe 20 sec timer was). Hope that helps.

  4. Loved your idea so much I stole it. Being the person I am though I adapted it. Hope you like what I did with mine. Thanks so much for the simple idea.



    1. I love it! This was one of the first things I ever made. I was just thinking I needed to update this and then you left this comment. I may have to just use yours! Maybe one day. I still have so much to learn about the computer and creating things.


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