December 21, 2014

A Gift From The Teacher

If you follow me on Facebook I shared that my son started teaching school this year.  He is teaching honors history.....He loves it!   I asked if he was going to give anything to the students for Christmas because.......I had an idea!

I really wanted to do something for the kids and I saw a version of this on Pinterest.  

It has hot chocolate, marshmallows, and a candy cane to stir

We wrote "Warm Winter Wishes" since some of his students are of different religious beliefs   

He has 117 students in his 6 classes so.....I made a trip to the dollar store and it was only $35 for the supplies for 132 bags......Some extra bags for the staff.

We got busy....Assembly line style....It really went quick

 He said they loved them...Once he gave them out to the first class news spread quick and the other classes were excited to get their hot chocolate kits.

I dug out his first day of kindergarden picture and put it next to his first day of teaching picture

Don't you love that he has a name tag around his neck in both pictures

Happy Creating


Marlynne said...

Such a super gift and Mom & Son to make it happen!

Heart Vintage Design said...
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Heart Vintage Design said...

What a great idea Carol! And how lucky Brad is to have you make them. My students would have loved these.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Oh my gosh I just about melted when I saw the side by side pictures! You must be SO proud! Great idea, and he's lucky to have such a crafty mom! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Carol.

Holy Craft said...

The name tag around the neck is awesome! That is a sweet gift. What a nice thing to do.

pogonip said...

Awwww...pretty darn cute (your son and the idea)!

Kathy said...

What a delightful idea!! You gotta be proud of that guy. Mamma love!

Kelley said...

Yeah, and DON'T I just LOVE THAT GOOD-LOOKIN' SMILE! He probably never WORKS a day as a teacher. GOD BLESS HIM!!! Oh, we NEED excellent teachers who LOVE their students!!!!

Merry Christmas to all y'all! Good job, Mom!


boopnut said...

Very cute idea! I do love the name tag. What goes around...
Have a Merry Christmas!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Brad's students are so lucky to have you in the picture. What a nice mother/son project! I love it! How terrific that you are close to each other, both geographically and as a family! So good to see!

Merry Christmas to you'all!! (I live in the south, now!!! so I have to talk the southern talk!!!) haha

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely thing you did there! Those treat bags look terrific and your son ... Wow! I'd have loved a teacher like that! Maybe I would have learned a lot more!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post , I am so glad I read this , its such an inspiration, and the gift is wonderful!

Rita C. said...

How great that your son did this and has such enthusiasm for teaching. The only problem I see is you've enabled a never-ending tradition, lol! That photo of your son as student/teacher is absolutely priceless! Merry Christmas!
Rita C at Panoply

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

He has such a sweet both pics! What a handsome young man and I know he'll enjoy teaching! Love your cute idea...and I know everyone at school did, too. Very good idea to say Warm Winter thoughtful of you! Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

Diana Wise said...

What a great idea Carol! And so sweet of you to help your son.
I know you are so proud of him. Also, he's a cutie!


jeanga6 said...

Two thumbs up! Pinterest is the greatest for ideas isn't it!

Nancy Carr said...

That was a wonderful gift. You know he has to continue this every year because all students will know about this now. Thank you for so much fun and inspiration. Peace and Blessings to you and your family, Nancy

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, this is so extra special and such a great idea for teacher to student gifts. Love it and I am sure it was a big hit. Love his pics from the first day of school to now as a teacher.
I know you are a proud mom!!
Thanks for sharing and also for a fun year of blogging and friendship. I am blessed to know you.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Great idea, Carol. Most teachers don't think to do something for the kids. Most precious are the pictures of that! Merry Christmas to you! ~Zuni

Becky said...

Great idea Carol, looks so yummy. And what a precious photo.. You must be proud.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.


Very nice photos of your son! That is a thoughtful son you have, just like his mom!
Merry Christmas!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Aww, Carol...that made me smile and have a tear...sweet. Merry Christmas to you!

Stephanie said...

What a darling and extra sweet idea! I am sure the kids were thrilled :)

Merry Christmas to you, swee lady! Hugs!

Melodee said...

HOW CUTE! I can't stand it! I love the side by side pix..... congrats to him on his teaching job, honors history sounds AMAZING! how wonderful to get paid for doing what you love, right? those gifts are adorable, it's too late this year, but I am going to keep that in mind for next year and copy this! Merry Christmas!

Cynthia said...

How cool is this. I never received a gift from a teacher. You came up with a fantastic idea

Merry Christmas


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I love that he is a teacher ! I am sure his students love him.
You came up with a sweet idea but hey, we expect it from you!
Have the happiest of Christmases.

Ann said...

Great photos of student to Teacher. Very cute and thoughtful idea for the students. I'm sure they felt loved...can't get better than that. Merry Christmas.

Createology said...

So thoughtful and sweet! The photos are very precious. I think Mr. Turner makes a wonderful teacher. Great idea you facilitated dear! Merry Christmas Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2015...

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Such a nice gift to give out to the students! I bet your son makes an amazing teacher! Nancy


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lynn said...

cute idea, and aren't you sweet to help your handsome guy out! wishing you a merry, merry christmas, carol!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun and thoughtful idea!

Connie said...

Carol, you are the best Mom!
I'm sure that you made his day and the day of all of his students :)
What a sweetheart!
Merry Christmas,
Connie :)
P.S. I love that tree that My Shabby French Life made . . . so cute.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow, what a cool idea! I'm writing this down for next year! My third graders will love it. Your son earned major cool points for his gift!
Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.