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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Bag of Mints {Teacher Appreciation}


This is an easy and inexpensive gift to make for the teachers, but the little message covers a lot.  I gathered a variety of minty treats and put them in a cello bag.  I made the toppers in three different styles so you can pick what you like best (one pictures above):



The little saying I found on the internet, but have no idea who wrote it to credit says:
Thanks for your commitmint to help me learn.
Thanks for your encouragemint to always to my best.
Thanks for your involvemint in my life.
Thanks for your investmint of time and energy to make school such a great place to be.
Thanks for making each day an enjoymint.
Thanks for helping to create a nice environmint  for me to learn and grow.

Everything you have done this year has really mint a lot to me!

Some mint ideas: Peppermints, lifesavers, mint gum, Altoids, mint M&M's, butter-mints, Andes mints, etc.


This last year I made these gifts again, but I changed the packaging a little.  I only used wintergreen lifesavers.  I bought a large bag at Costco and had enough to cover a lot of people.  I only put about 15 mints in a bag, but it turned out beautifully.  I had enough for my daughter's teacher and the teacher that comes in her class to help, the 7 specialists (librarian, assistant librarian, computer teacher, art teacher, 2 PE teachers), the office staff, the principle and assistant principle, nurse, and the middle school teachers.  We are on a major budget this year so I was very pleased with how nicely it turned out and how little it cost to cover all those people!

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