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

"Write" Teacher - Teacher Appreciation Printable

For this Thank You all you need is some pencils or/and pens and the printable.  You can find a cute pencil/pen holder or make one like this:
Instructions to make this will follow, but if you don't need step by step here is the basics: cut a 4x4 into a square, drill holes in the top for pencils or pens (this had both), paint, mod podge paper onto all four sides, add your teacher's initial, punch out some flowers and glue them to the bottom of the pencils or the caps of the pens.
Or you can just bundle them together like I am doing.  You can use basic #2 pencils (which honestly may be the best gift because they can use them in their class) or some cute ones.  I found a package of 8 pastel glitter pencils 50% off at Target's Dollar spot so that it what I am using.
I was going to use the label I found at a bushel and a peck , but I couldn't get it to print right so I made these labels:

I couldn't decide on a color so I started playing around.  I couldn't decide my favorite so I made 6 different ones.  Use your 3 inch punch out the tags (use a 40% off coupon and purchase one at Michaels or JoAnns if you don't have one).  Punch a hole in them and tie it on with a ribbon around the pencils.

Download Write Teacher Printable here 

Click on the blue download button:
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).


  1. you've got some really cute teacher ideas!! love them all! thanks so much for sharing with us.
    jen :)

  2. Love these! Thanks for the printable!!!


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